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Swedes flock to Denmark

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Swedes flock to Denmark
Photo: Pierre Mens, Öresundsbron
08:21 CEST+02:00
More and more Swedes are working in Denmark. Some 4,400 Swedes got a job there in the first eight months of the year - 800 more than during the whole of last year, according to Skat Öresund, the cross-border tax authority.

The recruitment of Swedes is a reflection of a labour shortage in Denmark. It is also a sign that a genuine cross-border labour market is being established across the Öresund strait, researchers say.

Jesper Due, labour market expert at Copenhagen University, said that linguistic and cultural similarities made it easy for Swedes to fit into service sector jobs. Swedes work primarily in Copenhagen.

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