Limiting Long-Term Unemployment and Non-Participation in Sweden
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. The challenge going forward is to ensure that high unemployment does not become entrenched or leads to withdrawals from the labour force. The government has taken measures to mitigate this risk, particularly in the areas of job-search incentives and enrolment in education. Nevertheless, additional reforms are needed to ensure a sustained job-rich expansion. Such reforms should focus on increasing the flexibility of the labour market and strengthening job-search incentives further. This Working Paper relates to the 2011 OECD Economic Survey of Sweden (www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/Sweden). Limiter le ChÃ´mage de Longue DurÃ©e et la Non-Participation Ã l'ActivitÃ© en SuÃ¨de AprÃ¨s quâ€™a Ã©clatÃ© la crise, le chÃ´mage en SuÃ¨de a augmentÃ© fortement, bien que beaucoup moins que prÃ©vu et que pendant le dÃ©but des annÃ©es 90, mÃªme si la participation au marchÃ© du travail sâ€™est bien maintenue. Le dÃ©fi pour lâ€™avenir consistera Ã Ã©viter que le haut niveau de chÃ´mage ne perdure ou ne conduise Ã des retraits de la vie active. Le gouvernement a pris des mesures pour attÃ©nuer ce risque, en particulier avec des incitations Ã la recherche dâ€™emploi et en encourageant le recours Ã la formation. NÃ©anmoins, dâ€™autres rÃ©formes seront nÃ©cessaires pour garantir une croissance soutenue riche en emplois. Il faudrait sâ€™attacher Ã accroÃ®tre la flexibilitÃ© du marchÃ© du travail et Ã renforcer davantage encore les incitations Ã la recherche dâ€™emploi. Ce document se rapporte Ã lâ€™Ã‰tude Ã©conomique de la SuÃ¨de de lâ€™OCDE, 2011 (www.oecd.org/eco/etudes/suede).
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