Your rights and obligations

When you are looking for employment, you can get help and support from us depending on your needs. During your enrolment at the Swedish Public Employment Service, you should actively look for employment. You also need to follow the plan that we agree on.

What we can do for you

  • Advice, tips and digital services on the site that can be helpful on the journey to employment or education.
  • Personal support of an employment officer by phone, chat, or a booked meeting. For example, we can help you with planning, reviewing your skills, and what the labour market looks like. Advice on how to choose a profession and find employment.
  • Additional support such as vocational training, validation, practical training, vocational courses and preparatory courses for further studies.
  • The opportunity to step into or back into work, while the employer receives contributions to your salary.
  • Intensive and customised support by a supervisor from one of our suppliers.
  • Compensation from unemployment insurance funds or Försäkringskassan, if you meet the requirements.

What you need to do

  • Plan your job search with us.
  • Submit an accurate activity report on time each month.
  • Be able to provide an account for the jobs you have applied for.
  • Visit or contact us when we have agreed on it.
  • Actively apply for jobs and apply for jobs that we indicate.
  • Accept appropriate jobs and labour market policy programmes/additional support.
  • If you participate in a program and receive activity support, introduction benefit, or development allowance and cannot participate in planned activities, you must report your absences.
  • Submit correct information to the unemployment insurance fund or Försäkringskassan.

What happens if you do not do your part?

If you do not do what you need to do, you risk receiving a warning or losing your compensation from the unemployment insurance fund or Försäkringskassan.

If you do not look for employment, deliberately prolong your unemployment, or cause yourself to be unemployed several times, you lose more days of compensation each time. If it happens enough times, you risk losing your compensation completely.

Warning or lost unemployment insurance fund

Warning or lost compensation from Försäkringskassan