Unemployment figures drop for all groups – one group stands out
– The way to a job is one of the areas the municipality emphasises. We can see that our work is giving results, particularly in the group of people not born in Sweden, which is our biggest challenge at present, says Patric Åberg (M), chairman of the municipal executive board, on the municipal homepage.
– Getting people away from unemployment and into a job is high on our list of priorities, he says.
”A strong contributing factor is also co-operation with businesses through Göingematchning”Ola Lundgren, head of the employment unit
Unemployment has gone down in all groups in a year.
Total unemployment: from 12.7 to 11.2 per cent.
People not born in Sweden: from 38.5 to 29.8.
Young people: from 21.7 to 18.3.
People born in Sweden: from 7.2 to 6.2.
Unemployment among people not born in Sweden is still much higher than for those born in Sweden. But figures have dropped from 57.4 per cent (!) unemployed in October 2017 to 29.8 per cent in February 2022.
The municipality's employment unit is working hard to get more people into a job.
– We work closely with other units, for example Göinge education centre and support for dealing with economic grants, all to be able to offer the proper support, says Ola Lundgren, head of the employment unit.
– A strong contributing factor is also co-operation with businesses through Göingematchning, he says.