Swedish Unemployment rises


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Friday, 08 July 2011
A troubled spot in the Swedish economy, unemployment persist as open unemployment in the country’s workforce reached 4.1 percent in June, compared with 3.8 percent the previous month. In June 2010, unemployment was 4.8 percent.

Latest data from the Swedish employment agency, Arbetsf�rmedlingen, shows in its monthly reports, according to a press release.

Including the number of people with who are supported on various activities to keep them busy, but still unemployed, the unemployment rate was 7.4 percent of the workforce in June, compared with 7.3 percent in May.

The number of registered unemployed at the end of June was 201,000, down by 28,000 persons compared to the same month last year.

The number of notices for termination amounted to 2900, compared with 3,400 the same month last year.
The total number of vacancies advertised through the national employment agency amounted to 50,000, which was 7,500 more than the same month last year.

3.2 percent of the workforce, or nearly 158,000 people, participated in the activities supported by the tax payers’ programs in June. This represents a decrease of 13,000 persons compared to the same month last year.
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