June 15, 2017
The Swedish Public Employment Service projects that by 2018, eight out of 10 new jobs will be taken by foreigners – despite unemployment being set to increase from 50 to 60 per cent amongst migrants.
Remarking on the projections that foreign employment will also rise by two per cent, Employment Service Director General Mikael Sjöberg said: “This statement is a joy at a time when so many new arrivals enter the Swedish labour market.”
However, the report states: “Even though the unemployment rate amongst foreigners has recovered, the level is still more than three times higher than amongst the native born.
“The first quarter of 2017 saw the unemployment rate of 16.0 and 4.9 per cent, respectively.”
The report adds that Sweden’s employment gap between native and foreign-born workers comes only second to The Netherlands across the whole of the European Union, and that the proportion of registered unemployed amongst migrants is set to increase from 50 per cent to 60 per cent by 2018.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 5:38 am