Friday, August 18, 2017

Sweden: Unemployment Among Foreign Origin Residents Five Times Higher Than Locals - Breitbart News Network

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Sweden: Unemployment Among Foreign Origin Residents Five Times Higher Than Locals

by CHRIS TOMLINSON17 Aug 2017

The Swedish Employment Agency has released new statistics on unemployment that shows the employment for Swedes who have a foreign background is far greater than native Swedes.

The agency released a report Monday saying that the total Swedish unemployment rate sits at 7.3 percent nationwide but the gap between native Swedes and those with a foreign background is considerable. The agency said that among native Swedes the unemployment rate is 3.9 percent in July while 21.8 percent of Swedes with foreign backgrounds are unemployed Sverige Radio reports.

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Sweden has had difficulty in getting new migrants into the work force as the agency complained last month that only three percent of recently arrived migrants showed any interest in sitting in classes and acquiring new skills.
Annie Rubensson, integration and establishment manager at the Employment Service said that many of the recently arrived migrants were lacking even a high school level education.
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