The unemployment rate among non-European immigrants in Sweden has risen to 22 percent during the pandemic. It is the highest rate in all the Nordic countries. According to the authors, there are five measures that can break this negative development. One of them is minimum wage cuts for low-skilled jobs. Together with other active labor market policies, these measures should be considered to reduce high unemployment rates among immigrants, especially in Sweden.
Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets – The impact of ghe COVID 19-pandemic
Per Skedinger, IFN, is one of the authors of a new report commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers/ Nordregio.