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How bad is Swedish unemployment?

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I recently arrived in Sweden and have just started looking for a job. But people keep telling me that unemployment is far worse a problem than the rate suggests and that it's not how many jobs you apply for but how many friends you have that matters. Is this true? And why is this so?

PW, Helsingborg

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