Sveriges arbetslöshet en av de högsta i EU med en ökning som är högst i EU

Sverige är en av de sämsta länderna när det kommer till arbetslöshet. I inget annat EU-land har arbetslösheten ökat mer det senaste året, uppger Europaportalen.

Det finns inget EU-land där arbetslösheten har ökat mer på ett år än i Sverige, i två andra länder har det ökat lika mycket, enligt Eurostat. Jämfört med förra året i januari har arbetslösheten i Sverige stigit med en halv procentenhet till 7,0 procent. Två andra länder, Luxemburg och Litauen, har ökat lika mycket, men inget är värre. Trenden för EU-länderna är tvärtom att arbetslösheten minskar och 2020 var det den lägsta arbetslösheten i EU på 20 år, på 6,6 procent. Den svenska ungdomsarbetslösheten var i januari den fjärde högsta i EU.

I flera år hävdade socialdemokraterna och statsministern Stefan Löfven att ”Sverige skulle ha EU:s lägsta arbetslöshet år 2020”. Verkligheten blev det motsatta, Sverige har den femte högsta arbetslösheten i hela EU.

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EUROSTATS NEWSRELEASE

Euro area unemployment at 7.4% and EU27 at 6.6%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4% in January 2020, stable compared with December 2019 and down from 7.8% in January 2019. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2008. The EU27 unemployment rate was 6.6% in January 2020, stable compared with December 2019 and down from from 6.9% in January 2019. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU27 since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Eurostat estimates that 14.086 million men and women in the EU27, of whom 12.179 million in the euro area, were unemployed in January 2020. Compared with December 2019, the number of persons unemployed increased by 16 000 in the EU27 and by 1 000 in the euro area. Compared with January 2019, unemployment fell by 746 000 in the EU27 and by 593 000 in the euro area.

Member States

Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates in January 2020 were recorded in Czechia (2.0%), Poland (2.9%) and the Netherlands (3.0%). The highest unemployment rates were observed in Greece (16.5% in November 2019) and Spain (13.7%).

Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate fell in 19 Member States, remained stable in Germany and Romania, while it increased in Estonia (from 4.3% to 4.5% between December 2018 and December 2019), Slovenia (from 4.5% to 4.7%), Portugal (from 6.6% to 6.9%), Lithuania (from 6.1% to 6.6%), Luxembourg (from 5.2% to 5.7%) and Sweden (from 6.5% to 7.0%). The largest decreases were registered in Greece (from 18.6% to 16.5% between November 2018 and November 2019), Cyprus (from 7.6% to 6.0%) and Croatia (from 7.2% to 6.1%).

Compared to US: In January 2020, the unemployment rate in the United States was 3.6%, up from 3.5% in December 2019 and down from 4.0% in January 2019.

Youth unemployment

In January 2020, 2.719 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU27, of whom 2.249 million were in the euro area. Compared with January 2019, youth unemployment decreased by 110 000 in the EU27 and by 75 000 in the euro area. In January 2020, the youth unemployment rate was 14.9% in the EU27 and 15.6% in the euro area, compared with 15.5% and 16.1% respectively in January 2019. In January 2020, the lowest rates were observed in Czechia (5.3%), Germany (5.6%) and the Netherlands (6.4%), while the highest were recorded in Greece (36.1% in November 2019), Spain (30.6%) and Italy (29.3%).

Geographical information

The euro area (EA19) includes Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.
The European Union (EU27) includes Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden.

As of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. Information on dissemination of European statistics after Brexit can be found on the Eurostat website.

 

 

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