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.

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The statistical assessment support tool

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

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
County
Postal code
City
Municipality
Educational level
Study specialisation
Professions you have applied for (up to 4)
Age
Sex
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

Arbetsförmedlingen has made the assessment that this information is relevant to determining how far you are from the labour market, how quickly you can find a job and what support you need. We use the statistical assessment support tool in order to determine whether the service Prepare and Match can provide you with the right support.

Three categories of support

The assessment support tool proposes to Arbetsförmedlingen what level of support you need. The levels are:

  • 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.

Support that works the best for you

The employment officer makes an assessment on the basis of all the data we have about you and what is proposed by the assessment support tool. They then make a decision about what support you will receive. The aim is for you to receive the best possible support.

Targeted mailings

Arbetsförmedlingen will also be using your personal data to send information we think you may be interested in and is relevant to your job-seeking. If you no longer want to receive newsletters, you can unsubscribe from these mailings.

Secrecy regulations

When Arbetsförmedlingen processes personal data we comply with the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act (2009:400). The provisions of Chapter 28, Sections 11, 12 and 12a apply to Arbetsförmedlingen’s activities. Secrecy does not prevent us from submitting information to our procured suppliers or other government agencies that need them, for example the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan), the Swedish National Board of Student Aid (CSN) and the Swedish federation of unemployment insurance funds (Sveriges A-kassor).

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