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Summary

While skills shortages are increasing in some areas, Sweden is experiencing under - utilisation of skills at the same time.

Key facts:

  • Sweden’s employment rate was 79.8% in 2013 – in line with the national 2020 target of 80% and above the EU-28 2020 target of 75%.
  • The number of gainfully employed persons aged 16–74 is expected to increase by more than half a million people, amounting to roughly 5.04 million in 2035.
  • Employment growth is anticipated in high-skilled occupations such as the technical area and IT.
  • While skills shortages are increasing in some areas, Sweden is experiencing under-utilisation of skills at the same time.

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