The highest unemployment rate in Växjö in four years
Unemployment in Växjö municipality is rising for the seventh consecutive month. In April, the highest unemployment rate of over four years was reported.
Växjö's total unemployment rate is 8.7 percent, which is an increase of 1.4 percent compared to April 2019. A total of 4 133 persons aged 16 to 64 were registered as job seekers in April.
Unemployment among foreign-born was 24.7 percent in Växjö, which was 1.4 percentage points more than in April last year. Even among young people, unemployment has risen by 2.9 percentage points. A total of 11.4 percent of 18-24 year-olds were enrolled as job seekers in Växjö.