OECD Economic Surveys: Sweden 2011
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OECD Economic Surveys: Sweden 2011

This 2011 edition of OECD's periodic survey of the Swedish economy includes chapters covering consolidating the recovery, monetary policy and the financial system, limiting long-term unemployment and non-participation, and enhancing the cost-effectiveness of climate change.
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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.
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