Swedish Unions and Unemployment Insurance

When you’re employed in Sweden, you might consider joining a trade union. The level of trade union membership in Sweden is high – about 70 per cent – and membership is often encouraged by employers.

These are the three main ones you’ll want to know about:


Unions can also provide unemployment insurance (A-kassa) after a year’s membership. You can register for this insurance and get more information, in English, at The Swedish Federation of Unemployment Insurance.


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