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Unemployment rate

Percent of the labour force, 15-74 years, seasonally adjusted and smoothed

Time series on the unemployment rate, persons 15-74 years

As of 1 January 2021, the LFS is carried out in accordance with the new EU framework regulation. The scope of the break in the time series has not yet been determined and comparisons with previous periods are discouraged. Efforts to link the time series are underway and are expected to be completed for some of the most central series by the end of February 2022. www.scb.se/aku

Definitions and explanations

The unemployment rate refers to the proportion of people in the labor force aged 15-74 years who are unemployed. An unemployed person is a person who was without a job during a certain week (the reference week) but who has been actively seeking work in the past four weeks and was available to start work within two weeks from the end of the reference week. The definition of an unemployed person also includes people who have found a job that starts within three months, provided they could have started working within two weeks from the end of the reference week.

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Last updated
2021-10-21

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