When you become unemployed
The contact you have with the Swedish Public Employment Service may vary depending on how long you are out of work. If you already know that you will have a job within 3 months, you will not have a planning discussion with us. Then you only use our digital services.
You register with Arbetsförmedlingen on your first day of unemployment. You do this on our website using e-identification. Then, contact your unemployment insurance fund (A-Kassa) and apply for benefit. If you have any questions about the unemployment insurance fund or your membership, contact the unemployment insurance fund directly.
If you already know that you will start working or studying within three months, you will not be having a planning discussion with us. If you have a planning discussion with us, you get to know more about what you have to do and what you can do to help. It is important that you prepare thoroughly before the meeting. If you have a disability, diagnosis or are suffering from ill health, it is important that you tell us about this during the meeting. If so we can give you the right type of support and assistance. During the meeting we come together to develop a plan that will help you get into work or study.
Your personal pages - My Pages - will help you follow your planning. You and an employment officer agree on what activities will suit you best. This may for example be to take part in a webinar, write a CV or study Swedish. After this, it is important that you keep your plan alive and take your own initiatives to reach your goals.
If you already know that you will start studies or work within 3 months, you will receive an automatic plan on My Pages.
Reporting your activities
You must submit an activity report every month. This is important so that you can be given the right support on your way to work or education and so that you can receive your benefit from the social insurance agency Försäkringskassan or the unemployment benefit office. You must submit your activity report no earlier than the 1st and no later than the 14th of every month.
If you need help, you can telephone or chat with an employment officer. You can also ask about programmes, training and education and other support. The fastest way to reach us is by chatting.
Get extra support and follow-up
If you have been unemployed for a longer period, are under the age of 25, are a new immigrant to Sweden or have a disability, diagnosis or are suffering from ill health, you can get extra support through participating in a programme. Talk to an employment officer who is able to assess whether you have special needs.
It is important that you notify us when you have got a job or are going to study. To do this, click De-register. If you have chosen to de-register within 3 months, you will receive a reminder 10 days before the de-registration date.