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How Swedish attitudes to labour migration are changing

Many of The Local's readers moved to Sweden on a work permit. File photo: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 24.Apr.2019 08:51 hrs

The number of people who moved to Sweden for work in 2018 was higher than in any other year since more generous rules were introduced in 2008, and Swedish attitudes towards labour migration appear to be increasingly positive.

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More than 20,000 new work permits were issued during the year, a record high since the 2008 law changes. Work permits are required for non-EU citizens who do not have any existing residence permit, for example on family grounds or after being granted asylum. 

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