Employees in Sweden

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
  • Legal Weekly Duration
35 or 40 hours
  • Maximum Duration
48 hours (not more than 200 hours by month)
Working Rest Day
Paid Annual Vacation
At least 5 weeks of paid vacation a year.
Retirement Age
Child Labor and Minimum Age For Employment

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The Cost of Labor


Minimum Wage
13 000 SEK/month full time (1 700 EUR)
Average Wage
19 150 SEK for men and 17 410 SEK for women (2002).
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
It is quite common for overtime to be paid 50% or 100% of the ordinary hourly rate according to when the overtime is worked.

Social Security Costs

The Areas Covered
Accidents at work, retirement, family allowances, health insurance.
Contributions Paid By the Employer: 33 %
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 6.95%
Competent Organization
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Swedish Social Security (Forsakringskassan)

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