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This page contains basic information about the Swedish unemployment insurance.

The information is intended to give a general overview and should not be regarded as a legal text.

The Parliament (riksdagen) decides on the laws governing unemployment insurance and the activities of the unemployment insurance funds: the Unemployment Insurance Act (1997:238) and the Unemployment Insurance Funds Act (1997:239).

The Government issues ordinances and sets the limits for the daily cash benefit. The Swedish Unemployment Insurance Board supervises all parts of the unemployment insurance system in all Unemployment Insurance Funds. They also issue regulations to supplement the legislation regulating the insurance.

Documents from the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen):

Financial support for jobseekers