Sweden Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Sweden unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.48%, a 0.13% increase from 2018.
  • Sweden unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.35%, a 0.37% decline from 2017.
  • Sweden unemployment rate for 2017 was 6.72%, a 0.27% decline from 2016.
  • Sweden unemployment rate for 2016 was 6.99%, a 0.44% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Sweden Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.48% 0.13%
2018 6.35% -0.37%
2017 6.72% -0.27%
2016 6.99% -0.44%
2015 7.43% -0.52%
2014 7.95% -0.10%
2013 8.05% 0.08%
2012 7.98% 0.17%
2011 7.80% -0.81%
2010 8.61% 0.26%
2009 8.35% 2.12%
2008 6.24% 0.07%
2007 6.16% -0.91%
2006 7.07% -0.42%
2005 7.49% 0.79%
2004 6.69% 1.14%
2003 5.56% 0.59%
2002 4.97% 0.23%
2001 4.73% -0.74%
2000 5.47% -2.14%
1999 7.61% -1.33%
1998 8.94% -1.42%
1997 10.36% 0.81%
1996 9.55% 0.65%
1995 8.90% -0.68%
1994 9.58% 0.25%
1993 9.33% 3.61%
1992 5.72% 2.48%
1991 3.24% 2.48%