Unemployment

Working in Europe | Unemployment | Sweden

Everyone who pays tax on the salary in Sweden, is covered by unemployment insurance at a basic level and has the right to apply for a limited compensation if they become unemployed.
Members of an unemployment fund (A-kassa) however, can receive up to 80 percent of their previous salary when they are between two jobs. Read more in the following Pdf. Unemployment (1.08 MB)

There are 28 different unemployment benefit funds covering different employment sectors. If you are not currently a member of an unemployment benefit fund, you can contact the unemployment benefit fund you wish to join directly.

Useful links:

www.samorg.org/om-arbetsloshetsforsakringen

www.arbetsformedlingen.se/a-kassa

http://www.arbetsformedlingen.se/Globalmeny/Other-languages/Financial-support.html