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Swedish unemployment drops in 2017

A Swedish Public Employment Service office. Photo: Emma-Sofia Olsson/SvD/TT

Published: 11.Jan.2018 08:52 hrs

Unemployment in Sweden continued to decline during 2017, according to new stats from the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).

By the end of 2017, 366,000 people were registered as unemployed at the Swedish agency, which accounts for 7.5 percent of the country's labour force. That's 6,000 lower than one year before, when the number accounted for 7.8 percent.

READ ALSO: Record low youth unemployment in Sweden

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