Employment continues to increase

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden

2015-03-12 9:30 AM Nr 2015:559

Labour Force Survey (LFS), Feb 2015:

Employment continues to increase

In Feb 2015, 4 730 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an boost of 82 000
persons compared to Feb 2014. The series of impoverished persons was 433 000, analogous to an stagnation rate
of 8.4 percent. The series of hours worked averaged 157.2 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally practiced information shows
a stability boost in a series of employed persons and an stagnation rate of 7.9 percent.

The LFS presentations of a sub-groups are some-more capricious than normal since of a placement of non-response.
The information relating to labor and practice of women might be somewhat overestimated, while it might be slightly
underestimated for men.

In Feb 2015 a series of employed persons aged 15-74 amounted to 4 730 000, not seasonally adjusted. This
corresponds to an boost of 82 000 when compared to Feb 2014. The boost in practice was especially remarkable among
foreign innate persons, that increasing by 70 000 persons. The practice rate among persons aged 15-74 increasing by 0.7
percentage points to 65.4 percent. Compared to prior months a smoothed and seasonally practiced information shows a
continuing boost in a series of employed persons. In Feb 2015 a series of employed persons amounted to 4 813
000 and corresponded to an practice rate of 66.5 percent.

On average, a series of hours worked in Feb 2015 amounted to 157.2 million per week, not seasonally adjusted.
Smoothed and seasonally practiced information shows tiny changes in a series of hours worked, that amounted to 145.9 million
per week in Feb 2015.

In Feb 2015 a series of impoverished persons aged 15-74 amounted to 433 000, not seasonally adjusted,
corresponding to an stagnation rate of 8.4 percent. The series of impoverished group was 233 000 and a series of
unemployed women was 200 000. For men, this corresponds to an stagnation rate of 8.6 percent and for women 8.1
percent. Smoothed and seasonally practiced information shows a tiny boost in a series of impoverished and tiny changes in
the stagnation rate. The series of impoverished persons amounted to 410 000 in Feb 2015, that corresponds to an
unemployment rate of 7.9 percent.

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