Ministry of Employment

The Ministry of Employment is responsible for issues and matters concerning the labour market, labour law and the work environment. The Ministry is also responsible for the work of advancing gender equality and human rights at national level. Moreover, the Ministry is responsible for efforts to increase integration, combat segregation, racism and discrimination, and strengthen the rights of children and LGBTI people.

Responsible ministers

Ylva Johansson Minister for Employment
Ylva Johansson Minister for Employment
Åsa Lindhagen, Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation
Åsa Lindhagen Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation

News from Ministry of Employment

  • The future of work is not set in stone

    • Norway’s Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie, Iceland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Children Ásmundur Einar Daðason and Sweden’s Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson.

      Norway’s Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Anniken Hauglie, Iceland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Children Ásmundur Einar Daðason and Sweden’s Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson.

      Photo: The Government Offices

    •  ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and Sweden’s Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson

      ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and Sweden’s Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson

      Photo: The Government Offices

    • Some of the representatives at the Reykjavik meeting.

      Some of the representatives at the Reykjavik meeting.

      Photo: The Government Offices

    On 4–5 April 2019, a Nordic conference on the future of work was held in Reykjavik, Iceland. The conference focused on megatrends affecting the labour market in the future.

  • News feeds and publications

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