Unemployment funds reclaim insurance payments
Published: 19 Aug 2008 16:13 GMT+02:00
Updated: 19 Aug 2008 16:13 GMT+02:00
Under the Swedish system, each individual is responsible for insuring themselves against unemployment and pays a monthly premium to one of the many 'A-kassa' unemployment insurance funds.
But the unemployment insurance funds have become tougher in recent years when it comes to claiming money back for their members.
In 2006 the insurance funds claimed back 0.71 percent of all payments, compared to 0.55 percent in 2005.
According to the IAF, the development can be explained by more stringent controls of job seekers' activities.