Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure SE-2020-14/702 – Updated – measures in Sweden
|Country||Sweden , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 30 March 2020 – 31 December 2021|
|Context||COVID-19, Green Transition|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Anna-Karin Gustafsson (Oxford Research) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||16 April 2020 (updated 22 January 2021)|
As unemployment is expected to rise as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, increased funding has been allocated to the Swedish public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) and labour market policy programmes. The period during which a person may have a subsidized form of employment is extended by an additional year for those who already have such jobs. Additionally, the maximum time for support for starting a business is extended from 6 to 12 months. Municipalities will receive grants for more summer jobs for young people and funding for 'green jobs'.
The measure to increase spending on Active labour market policy includes:
In total, spending on ALMP is increased by SEK 2.58 billion.
There is currently no data on the uptake of this measure.
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information available.
Eurofound (2020), More active labour market policy, measure SE-2020-14/702 (measures in Sweden), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SE-2020-14_702.html
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