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According to the latest data published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB), the number of employed persons amounted to 4,050,700 during the second quarter of 2010, a decrease of -0.6% compared to Q1 2010. The number of employed persons in the private sector increased by +0.1 percent and decreased by -2.0% in the public sector.
Gross pay increased in total by +2.1% during the second quarter compared to Q1 2010. Gross pay increased by +3.1% in the private sector, while it increased +0.4% in the public sector.
During the second quarter of 2010 there were 57,000 job openings in the labour market, an increase of +58% compared to the previous quarter.