Labour Force Surveys (LFS), population aged 15-74, by economic indicator. Non seasonally adjusted estimates. Month 2013M01 - 2019M08
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month
2019M08
Increased unemployment
In August 2019, there were 5 129 000 (±43 000) employed persons aged 15-74, not seasonally adjusted. The number of employed men was 2 674 000 (±32 000). The number of employed women was 2 455 000 (±33 000). This was the fourth consecutive month in which the employment did not increase compared with the same month a year earlier. Prior to that, the number of employed persons had increased every month since September 2016.
The employment rate was 68.3 (±0.6) percent, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points compared with the same month a year earlier. Among men, the employment rate decreased by 1.4 percentage points to 69.9 (±0.8) percent. Among women, the employment rate was 66.5 (±0.9) percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data indicates a decrease in both the number of employed persons and the employment rate, compared with recent months. In August 2019, there were 5 103 000 employed persons, which corresponds to an employment rate of 67.9 percent.
There were 4 660 000 (±48 000) employees aged 15-74 in August 2019, not seasonally adjusted. Among men, the number of employees was 2 336 000 (±37 000). Among women the number was 2 324 000 (±35 000). The number of permanent employees was 3 854 000 (±46 000) in the same period. Among men, the number of permanent employees was 1 976 000 (±36 000). Among women the number was 1 878 000 (±34 000).
There were 806 000 (±39 000) temporary employees. Among men, there were 361 000 (±26 000) temporary employees, a decrease of 34 000 compared with August 2018. Among women the number of temporary employees was 446 000 (±29 000). Compared with nearby months, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows minor changes in the number of permanent employees and a decrease in the number of temporary employees.
On average, the number of hours worked in August 2019 amounted to 134.0 (±2.2) million per week, not seasonally adjusted. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data showed a decrease in the number of hours worked per week compared with recent months. On average, the number of hours worked amounted to 156.2 million per week in August 2019.
In August 2019, there were 393 000 (±26 000) unemployed persons aged 15-74, not seasonally adjusted, an increase of 56 000 compared with August 2018. The number of unemployed men increased by 33 000 to 208 000 (±20 000). There were 185 000 (±19 000) unemployed women. The unemployment rate was 7.1 (±0.5) percent, an increase of 1.0 percentage points compared with August 2018. The unemployment rate was 7.0 (±0.7) percent among women. Among men the unemployment rate increased by 1.1 percentage points to 7.2 (±0.7) percent.
Among young persons aged 15-24 there were 115 000 (±16 000) unemployed persons, an increase of 24 000 compared to August 2018. The unemployment rate among young people was 18.2 (±2.4) percent, an increase of 4.3 compared to August 2018. Among the unemployed young people 18 000 (±7 000) were full-time students.
Among persons aged 15–74, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in both the number of unemployed persons and in the unemployment rate, compared with nearby months. There were 390 000 unemployed persons in August 2019, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 7.1 percent. The last time the unemployment rate was at this level was in December 2015.
Among young persons aged 15-24, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in both the number of unemployed persons and in the unemployment rate. There were 115 000 unemployed young persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 19.4 percent.

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Information

Official statistics
Yes
Latest update
2019-09-17
Contact
(SCB) Statistikservice, Statistics Sweden
+46 010-479 50 00
information@scb.se

Unit
thousands/percent:
thousands/percent
Reference time
thousands/percent:
Month
Data type
thousands/percent:
Stock
Day adjusted
thousands/percent:
No
Seasonally adjusted
thousands/percent:
No
Creation date
2019-09-21
Responsible authority
Statistics Sweden
Matrix
AM0401N0