Ministry of Employment

The Ministry deals with issues that concern a well-functioning labour market. This includes measures to get young people into work, matching, labour-market policy programmes, unemployment insurance as well as issues on labour law and work environment so that everyone has the opportunity to take part in working life with good working conditions. The Ministry is also responsible for coordinating the introduction of newly arrived immigrants.

Responsible minister

Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson.
Ylva Johansson Minister for Employment

News from Ministry of Employment

  • Labour market policy initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2016

    Photo: Government Offices

    In the Budget Bill for 2016, the Government is investing in better job matching and skills development through measures to promote an active labour market policy for people who are long-term unemployed or have impairments that entail reduced working capacity. The Government is also investing in a significant raise in the compensation paid to municipalities for their reception of refugees, and more effective measures to introduce newly arrived immigrants to the labour market. Under the Government’s proposal, the investments in the labour market area presented by the Government in the spring amending budget for 2015 will continue.

  • Informal European ministerial meeting in Stockholm on fair conditions in the labour market

    Family photo during the informal ministerial meeting in Stockholm.
    Participants at the informal ministerial meeting in Stockholm. Elena Basile, Italy, Marina Kasunic Peris, Croatia, Rudolf Hundstorfer, Austria, Annika Strandhäll, Sweden, Lodewijk Asscher, Netherlands, Ylva Johansson, Sweden, Ivailo Kalfin, Bulgaria, Nicolas Schmit, Luxembourg, Nathalie Nikitenko, France och Francine Chainaye, Belgium. Photo: Mikael Sjöberg/Government Offices

    The issue of decent conditions in the labour market is one of the Government’s overall EU priorities for 2015. It is a question of fair working conditions in the EU internal market. Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson has invited a number of EU colleagues to an informal meeting in Stockholm on 10–11 September 2015 to discuss the issue.

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