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The latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB) shows that in the first quarter of 2010 the unemployment rate reached 9.3%*, a rise of +1.5 percentage points compared to the same quarter last year.
Unemployment was 9.6% among men and 9% among women. The number of persons not at work due to sickness decreased by -62,000 or -13.9% to 386,000.
In total, 56.8% of the population was at work during Q1 2010. The proportion of men at work increased by +0.9 percentage points to 60.5%. The corresponding figure among women was 53% (no significant change).
*Total population aged between 15-74 amounted to 7 million persons during the first quarter of 2010.
To read the Labour Force Survey in Swedish language please click here