Tuesday 10/26/21
EMPLOYMENT

Sweden jobless rate falls in April

The number of employed persons was 5.009 million.
A view of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Photo: Pixabay.
A view of Stockholm. Photo: Pixabay.
Sweden's jobless rate decreased in April, figures from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday.

The jobless rate declined to 9.4% in April from 10% in March.

The number of unemployed persons decreased to 521,000 in April from 549,300 in the previous month.

The youth unemployment rate, which is applied to the 15-24 age group, rose to 31.2% in April from 28.3% in the prior month.

The employment rate increased to 66.8% in April from 65.8% in March.

The number of employed persons was 5.009 million. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate was 9.1% in April.

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