Ministry of Employment

The Ministry of Employment is responsible for issues and matters concerning the labour market, labour law and the work environment. The Ministry is also responsible for the work of advancing gender equality and human rights at national level. Moreover, the Ministry is responsible for efforts to combat racism and discrimination, and strengthen the rights of LGBTI people.

Responsible ministers

Eva Nordmark, Minister for Employment
Eva Nordmark Minister for Employment and Gender Equality
Johan Danielsson Minister for Housing and Deputy Minister for Employment

News from Ministry of Employment

  • Government steps up efforts to combat racism

    Foto: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden.

    The Government has adopted five action programmes against various forms of racism during 2022–2024. The action programmes outline concrete measures aimed at combating afrophobia, antisemitism, antigypsyism, islamophobia and racism against the Sami people. These action programmes will follow up on one of Sweden’s commitments from the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.

  • 45 measures for cracking down on work-related crime

    Work-related crime is a serious societal problem in which people are exploited in working life and serious entrepreneurs are undercut by fraudsters and criminals. Work-related crime feeds organised crime and drains the welfare system and our social security systems of resources. The Government is now stepping up its efforts by adopting a national strategy consisting of 45 measures against work-related crime.

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