The data also reveals that almost 32,000 people were on long term sick leave in June 2014, a record in recent years.
The Swedish government tightened the rules on taking sick leave in 2008, limiting paid time off to 2.5 years. Staff should be given individual help and advise on how to re-join working life.
The latest statistics show that sick leave is now higher than before the rules were introduced. In June 2008 around 29, 000 people were on long term sick leave.