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Foreigners in Sweden still more likely to be unemployed
A grim outlook is predicted for foreigners in Sweden. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Unemployment is falling among native Swedes, but foreign-born citizens are struggling to keep pace.

Swedish economic growth 'best in Nordics'
A new report says Sweden has the best growth prospects of the Nordics. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Sweden's economy is out-pacing its Nordic rivals, but high levels of household debt are still a problem.

Swedes don't want to join the euro – now or ever
Euros? Nej tack! Photo: Jens Meyer/AP

We'll keep our krona, thank you very much.

Spotify gains listeners but it's still bleeding cash
Spotify's offices in Stockholm. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

The Swedish streaming giant expanded rapidly last year but hasn't yet turned a profit.

My Swedish Career
'Sweden has some of the world's best innovation help'
Stephen Batley. Photo: Private

Meet the Australian ex-firefighter helping foreigners navigate Sweden's startup scene.

This Swede's viral ad nails Stockholm's housing crisis
What do these three have in common? Photo: Leo Sellén/TT/Private/AP Photo/dapd/Andreas ProstB

Fancy having no toilet and washing in the local car wash? This is the place for you.

Swedish talent matchmaker helps refugees land IT jobs
Could immigration boost Sweden's startup scene? Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Can the refugee crisis help solve Sweden's skills shortage?

Cold spring chills Swedish fashion sales
Stockholmers battle the rain. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Bad April weather was bad news for H&M's coffers.

My Swedish Career
'Foreigners like to whine about Sweden, don't they?'
Diego speaking at a conference. Photo: Private

Diego Planas Rego explains why he loves living and working in Stockholm.

Light on the horizon for Sweden's unemployed youth
More and more young women are finding jobs. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

Youth unemployment is falling in Sweden, but the jobless rate among foreign-born citizens is still going up.

Why UberPOP is being scrapped in Sweden
An UberPOP driver in France. Photo: AP Photo/Bastien Inzaurralde

Uber has announced it is ditching its low-cost car-sharing service in Sweden.

Housing crisis
Startups: 'Housing is a hurdle if you're coming to Stockholm'
The startup protest outside the Swedish parliament on Wednesday. Photo: Maddy Savage/The Local

UPDATED: The Local spoke to startup workers taking part in a protest over Stockholm's housing crisis on Wednesday.

Housing shortage could 'hold back growth' for Sweden
Apartments in Södermalm, Stockholm. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT

Sweden's complex housing market is causing recruiters a major headache, according to a new report on the country's economic prospects.

My Swedish Career
'I wanted to do something different from everyone else'
Jonathan with his family in Stockholm. Photo: Malin Mörner

Jonathan Boutin moved to Sweden at the age of 20 and, after moving across the country and working in a variety of jobs, he's still here a decade later.

Brexit would leave expats in 'ghastly' legal limbo for years
Photo: Paul Lloyd/FLickr

The rights of two million Britons living in the EU would be thrown into doubt for years after Brexit, a new report will conclude.

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