Sweden has been one of the OECD’s top economic performers in recent years. Nevertheless productivity has slowed and low-skilled youth and immigrants face difficulties finding jobs. Investing in innovation and skills is key to raising living standards and well-being further.
This country note provides information on latest trends in income inequalities as well as key findings from the 2011 OECD report "Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising".
After the onset of the crisis, unemployment in Sweden increased markedly, though much less than expected and than during the early 1990s, even as participation in the labour market held up well.
Sweden has developed an extensive and sound policy framework to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
This document sets out when Sweden joined the OECD, what its permanent delegation does, and the benefits of OECD membership.