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Hur har den svenska arbetsmarknaden utvecklats sedan 1990?

2018-08-22

Läs Nils Gottfries populärvetenskapliga artikel The labor market in Sweden since the 1990s. Nils Gottfries är professor i nationalekonomi.

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Nils Gottfries

The economic crisis in the early 1990s brought about a dramatic increase in unemployment and a similar decrease in labor force participation. Unemployment declined afterwards, but stabilized at around 6–7%—more than twice as high as before the crisis. Today, the unemployment rate is lower than the EU average, though Sweden no longer stands out in this respect. The 2008 financial crisis had small effects on the Swedish labor market. Employment in industry declined sharply and then remained stagnant, but employment in the service sectors has continued to grow steadily.

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