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

Eva Nordmark, Minister for Employment
Eva Nordmark 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

  • Eva Nordmark takes part in EU meeting on measures for employment and businesses in light of COVID-19

    EU employment and social ministers took part in an informal video conference. Minister for Employment Eva Nordmark.
    EU employment and social ministers took part in an informal video conference. Minister for Employment Eva Nordmark. Photo: Government Offices

    Yesterday, Thursday 19 March, EU employment and social ministers took part in an informal video conference. The agenda included issues related to the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19.

  • The same power to shape society and their own lives – the work of Sweden’s feminist government continues

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen.
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Lindhagen. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

    All government policy must redistribute power and resources for a more gender-equal society. The goal is to ensure that women and men have the same power to shape society and their own lives.

  • News feeds and publications

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