Labour Force Surveys (LFS), population aged 15-74, by economic indicator. Non seasonally adjusted estimates. Month 2013M01 - 2020M01
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month
2020M01
Continued increase of the labour force
The reduced sample is associated with greater uncertainty in the individual monthly outcomes. This is reflected in larger uncertainty figures in the published tables. The sample will be expanded in the spring and new register information will be evaluated within the framework of the estimation procedure with the aim of reducing uncertainty. Supplementary information on the LFS is available at the end of this statistics news item.
In January 2020, there were 5 034 000 (±58 000) employed persons aged 15-74, not seasonally adjusted. There were 2 656 000 (±44 000) employed men and 2 379 000 (±46 000) employed women. The employment rate was 66.9 (±0.8) percent. Among men, the employment rate was 69.3 (±1.1) percent and among women, the employment rate was 64.3 (±1.2) percent.
Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data indicates an increase in both the number of employed persons and the employment rate compared with recent months. In January 2020, there were 5 151 000 employed persons, which corresponds to an employment rate of 68.4 percent.
There were 4 498 000 (±65 000) employees aged 15-74 in January 2020, not seasonally adjusted. Among men, the number of employees was 2 254 000 (±50 000) and among women it was 2 244 000 (±47 000). There were 3 836 000 (±62 000) permanent employees in the same period. Among men, the number of permanent employees was 1 963 000 (±49 000) and among women it was 1 873 000 (±46 000).
There were 662 000 (±50 000) temporary employees. Among men, there were 291 000 (±33 000) temporary employees and among women there were 371 000 (±37 000) temporary employees. Compared with nearby months, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows minor changes in the number of permanent employees and in the number of temporary employees.
On average, the number of hours worked in January 2020 amounted to 135.8 (±2.7) million per week, not seasonally adjusted. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data showed a minor change in the number of hours worked per week compared with recent months. On average, the number of hours worked amounted to 153.6 million per week in January 2020.
In January 2020, there were 410 000 (±36 000) unemployed persons aged 15-74, which is an increase of 59 000 persons compared with the same period a year ago. The unemployment rate increased by 1.0 percentage points and amounted to 7.5 (±0.7) percent. There were 178 000 (±26 000) unemployed women and 232 000 (±28 000) unemployed men, which is an increase of 56 000 persons. The unemployment rate was 7.0 (±1.0) percent among women and 8.0 (±0.9) percent among men, an increase of 1.8 percentage points.
Among young persons aged 15-24, there were 122 000 (±22 000) unemployed persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 22.1 (±3.7) percent. Among unemployed young people, 72 000 (±17 000) persons 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 the unemployment rate, compared with nearby months. There were 387 000 unemployed persons in January 2020, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 7.0 percent.
Among young persons aged 15-24, smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows minor changes in the number of unemployed persons and an increase in the unemployment rate. There were 126 000 unemployed young persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 20.1 percent.
Supplementary information on the Labour Force Surveys (LFS)
The January LFS statistics are based on data collection carried out by Statistics Swedens Data Collection Department in order to provide the most reliable description possible of the labour market. However, as Statistics Sweden has discontinued collaboration with an external supplier, who was responsible from May 2018 for data collection of 50 percent of the LFS sample, this means that the statistics are based on a reduced sample and thus, are more uncertain. This applies overall, but may be especially noticeable for estimates at a more disaggregated level.

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Information

Official statistics
Yes
Latest update
2020-02-18
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
2020-02-19
Responsible authority
Statistics Sweden
Matrix
AM0401N0