Lowest unemployment among Swedish metropolitan regions

For just over two years, the Gothenburg region has had the lowest unemployment* among Swedish metropolitan regions.

In 2007, unemployment in the Gothenburg region was 4-5 per cent. Due to the recession in the autumn of 2008, unemployment in the Gothenburg region rose sharply, and by the end of 2009-2010 unemployment was 9 per cent. In the period after 2011, the Gothenburg region has had a strong employment trend in the labour market where unemployment has fallen to a level just below 6 per cent.

Since 2010, unemployment in the Gothenburg region has had a better development than Sweden and the two other metropolitan regions. The gap between the Malmö region and the Gothenburg region is increasing over time, as well as the gap between Sweden and the Gothenburg region. The unemployment rate in the region is slightly lower than the unemployment rate in the Stockholm region. The average unemployment rate in the Gothenburg region was 5.7 per cent in 2017.

Source: Swedish Public Employment Service and Statistics Sweden

* Share of unemployed and people in labour market policy programmes in the registered work force aged 16 to 64.

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