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WORK30: Employed (per cent) by reporting country, population category, country background, time, sex and age

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Registered residents: Foreign-born with two foreign-born parents. Foreign-born with native-born adoptive parents are excluded.

The frequency is calculated by dividing the amount of employed persons in a given group by to total population in the group. Example: Frequency Employed, age group 20-64 = (20-64 employed) / (Total 20-64 population). Percentages or frequencies are produced with a base of a minimum of 50 individuals per cell.
Country background: Foreign-born with two foreign-born parents = their own country of birth. Descendants = mother's country of birth, or father's country of birth if mother's is unknown. Rest of the population = Reporting country i.e. one or both parents' country of birth is the reporting country.

Employed: Employed in per cent is the proportion of employed in the whole population aged 20-64. See valuenotes for individual reporting

This matrix is the result of an integration and migration co-operation project involving the Nordic Statistical Institutes. More information about the project and the results can be found at the website for Nordic Co-operation .

An update is planned for spring 2024.

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Reference date/week: Last working day of November.

Employed: People who are working at least one hour in the week of reference. The employed are either employees, self-employed or assisting spouses. Military service is included as employment.


Includes Åland.

Reference date: End of the year.

Employed: Those employed during the reference week and who were neither registered as unemployed jobseekers at the labour exhange office nor undergoing military or non-military service. Employment statistics classifies those performing compulsory military service (conscripts) as a group of its own in the classification of main type of activity.


Reference date/week: Usually third week in November.

Descendants: Native-born with two foreign-born parents and four foreign-born grandparents.

Employed: Registered residents who performed work for pay for at least one hour in the reference week (November), or who were temporarily absent from work because of illness, holidays, maternity leave etc. Those in military service are considered employed and are part of the population.


Reference date/week: November.

Employed: Persons registered as gainfully employed in the Labour statistics based on administrative sources. Payed military work is considered employment. Between July 1 2010 and July 1 2017 Sweden did not have mandatory military services.