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Persson: new state jobs will fix unemployment

High unemployment in Sweden will be tackled by creating more public sector jobs, even if that means breaking the government’sspending limits. That was the message from Göran Persson, Swedish prime minister, in a speech in Björkvik on Sunday.

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Small businesses want to fire sick employees

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Fewer on sick leave – but for longer

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“Raise unemployment pay to get Swedes off sick leave”

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Sick leave in Sweden falls

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Clampdown on sick leave for ‘burn out’

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Criticism of new sick leave rules

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Burnout cases ‘can still get sick leave’

Curbs planned on sick benefits

Curbs planned on sick benefits

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Sick leave clampdown slammed by unions