How we assess how quickly you can get a job and what support you need

When you register with the Swedish Public Employment Service we assess how quickly you can get a job and what support you need. We use a statistical assessment support tool. It is an automatic method for processing personal data and is based on the information you have provided to us. The purpose is to help you find a job as soon as possible.


The statistical assessment support tool

Here you can watch a short video that explains how the statistical assessment support tool works.

You can read more about the statistical assessment support tool here.

Which information do we use?

We use the information you supplied when registering and other information about you that is in our systems when we perform automatic processing. This can involve the length of time you have been registered, your education, age and the conditions in the place where you live. For example, being registered for a long time will indicate that you are further away from the labour market. The processing is known as profiling and in a legal sense it involves automatic processing of personal data carried out in order to assess and predict certain personal qualities.

The Public Employment Service can also retrieve information from other authorities, such as the Swedish Migration Agency.

Here is the information we use

Country of birth
Postal code
Educational level
Study specialisation
Professions you have applied for (up to 4)
Unemployment insurance affinity
Month of enrolment
Number of days enrolled during the previous enrolment period
Number of days since enrolled in previous period
Number of previous enrolment periods
Number of days during which measures were taken during previous enrolment periods
The different programmes you have previously participated in
Enrolment periods
Disability code
Other information that is not personal data but that is also used as assessment support
Static data Statistics Sweden (SCB)
Unemployment rate in the postal code area
Median income in the zip code area
Level of education in the postal code area
Distribution of citizenship in the postal code area
Single household share in postal code area

Your need for support

The Public Employment Service has assessed that this information is relevant in order to assess how far you are from the labour market and how quickly you could get a job, as well as the type of support you need. We use the statistical assessment support tool to determine whether any of the following two services can give you the right support: the service “prepare and match” and the service “support and matching”.

Prepare and match applies to those who live in one of the following 186 municipalities

Arjeplog Arjeplog

Arvidsjaur Arvidsjaur

Blekinge: Karlshamn, Karlskrona, Olofström, Ronneby

Eda: Eda

Eskilstuna: Eskilstuna, Vingåker, Flen, Katrineholm

Fagersta: Skinnskatteberg, Norberg, Fagersta

Filipstad: Filipstad

Gotland: Gotland

Göteborg Varberg, Kungsbacka, Härryda, Partille, Öckerö, Ale, Lerum, Bollebygd, Lilla Edet, Mark, Göteborg, Mölndal, Kungälv, Vårgårda, Essunga, Herrljunga, Alingsås, Stenungsund, Tjörn och Orust

Hagfors: Hagfors

Hällefors: Hällefors

Härjedalen: Härjedalen

Karlskoga: Storfors, Degerfors och Karlskoga

Karlstad: Kil, Hammarö, Munkfors, Forshaga, Grums, Sunne, Karlstad, Kristinehamn, Arvika, Åmål, Säffle

Kristianstad: Östra Göinge, Kristianstad, Hässleholm, Sölvesborg och Bromölla

Lidköping: Götene, Lidköping, Vara

Luleå Kalix, Älvsbyn, Luleå, Piteå och Boden

Malmö Staffanstorp, Burlöv, Vellinge, Kävlinge, Lomma, Svedala, Skurup, Sjöbo, Hörby, Höör, Malmö, Lund, Eslöv, Trelleborg, Tomelilla, Ystad, Simrishamn, Svalöv, Örkelljunga, Bjuv, Perstorp, Klippan, Åstorp, Båstad, Landskrona, Helsingborg, Höganäs och Ängelholm

Nyköping Nyköping och Oxelösund

Oskarshamn: Högsby, Mönsterås, Oskarshamn

Stockholm Upplands Väsby, Vallentuna, Österåker, Värmdö, Järfälla, Ekerö, Huddinge, Botkyrka, Salem, Haninge, Tyresö, Upplands-Bro, Täby, Danderyd, Sollentuna, Stockholm, Nacka, Sundbyberg, Solna, Lidingö, Vaxholm, Norrtälje, Sigtuna, Nynäshamn, Håbo, Nykvarn, Södertälje, Gnesta, Strängnäs, Trosa, Knivsta, Tierp, Uppsala, Enköping, Östhammar och Heby

Torsby: Torsby

Trollhättan: Färgelanda, Grästorp, Lysekil, Mellerud, Munkedal, Sotenäs, Trollhättan, Uddevalla, Vänersborg

Umeå: Bjurholm, Nordmaling, Robertsfors, Umeå, Vindeln, Vännäs

Västerås: Arboga, Hallstahammar, Kungsör, Köping, Sala, Surahammar, Västerås

Årjäng: Årjäng

Örebro: Lekeberg, Laxå, Hallsberg, Örebro, Kumla, Askersund, Nora och Lindesberg

Östergötland: Kinda, Åtvidaberg, Linköping, Finspång, Valdemarsvik, Norrköping, Söderköping, Ödeshög, Boxholm, Mjölby, Motala och Vadstena

Östersund Ragunda, Bräcke, Krokom, Strömsund, Åre, Berg och Östersund

If you do not live in any of these municipalities, the service support and matching applies instead.

Three categories in the service prepare and match

  • You are assessed to have a minimum need for support and can cope yourself with the aid of, for example, the Public Employment Service’s digital services.
  • You need extra support in order to find a job or start studying.
  • You need in-depth support which the Public Employment Service will investigate further.

Two categories in the service support and matching

  • You are assessed to have a minimum need for support and can cope yourself with the aid of, for example, the Public Employment Service’s digital services.
  • You need extra support in order to find a job or start studying.

Support that works the best for you

The employment officer will then make an assessment based on all the information we have about you and make a decision. The results from the statistical assessment support tool and the categorisation only constitute evidence which we then use as the basis for a decision about the information we may come to send you.

Your data are protected

The data you submit to the Public Employment Service is encompassed by secrecy and is processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information about you will be deleted no more than three years after they are no longer needed in a case. Personal data that have been partitioned off in order to produce statistics will be deleted ten years after being partitioned. The data may only be processed by authorised staff.

More information

All personal data processing must have a legal basis in the rules concerning processing of personal data. The Public Employment Service conducts the profiling with support on the legal bases “public interests” and “exercise of official authority”. The purpose for the processing of personal data is the administration of cases.

In a legal sense, profiling refers to automatic processing of personal data used to assess certain personal qualities of a natural person, in particular in order to analyse or predict, for example, financial situation, preferences, interests, behaviour or place of residence.

You can find more information here about how the Public Employment Service processes your personal data and what rights you have as a registered person:

How we handle your personal data