Minister for Employment (Sweden)

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Minister for Employment
Arbetsmarknadsminister
Incumbent
Johan Pehrson
since 18 OCtober 2022
Ministry of Employment
Member ofThe Government
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthServes at the pleasure of the Prime Minister
Inaugural holderIngemund Bengtsson
Formation1974
Websitewww.regeringen.se/sveriges-regering/arbetsmarknadsdepartementet/johan-pehrson/

The Minister for Employment[1] (Swedish: Arbetsmarknadsminister) is a member of the Government of Sweden and is the head of the Ministry of Employment.

History

The position was introduced in 1974 during Palme I cabinet and abolished in 1998 under the Persson cabinet, when the responsibilities were transferred to the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications, where from 1998 to 2002, the deputy minister for industry, employment and communications and from 2002 to 2006, the minister for employment were ministers responsible for the issues. When the Reinfeldt cabinet took office in 2006, the position was reinstated.

List of officeholders

Color key

  Independent
Historical parties:   Lantmanna   Moderate   National Party   

Liberals
  
Liberals
  Liberals   
Liberals

Present parties:   Social Democrats   Moderate   Centre   Left   Liberals   Christian Democrats   Green   Sweden Democrats

1974–1998

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Ingemund Bengtsson
Ingemund Bengtsson
(1919–2000)
1 January 19748 October 19762 years, 281 daysSocial DemocratsPalme I
 
L
Fälldin I
 
L
Ullsten
Fälldin II
 
L
Fälldin III
 
Anna-Greta Leijon
Anna-Greta Leijon
(1939–2024)
8 October 198219 October 19875 years, 11 daysSocial DemocratsPalme II
Carlsson I
 
Ingela Thalén
Ingela Thalén
(born 1943)
19 October 198711 January 19902 years, 84 daysSocial DemocratsCarlsson I
 
Mona Sahlin
Mona Sahlin
(born 1957)
11 January 19904 October 19911 year, 266 daysSocial DemocratsCarlsson II
 
Bildt
 
Anders Sundström
Anders Sundström
(born 1952)
7 October 199422 March 19961 year, 167 daysSocial DemocratsCarlsson III
 
Margareta Winberg
Margareta Winberg
(born 1947)
22 March 19966 October 19982 years, 198 daysSocial DemocratsPersson
 
Björn Rosengren
Björn Rosengren
(born 1942)
6 October 199831 October 199825 daysSocial DemocratsPersson

Minister responsible for labor issues 1998–2006

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Mona Sahlin
Mona Sahlin
(born 1957)
6 October 199821 October 20024 years, 15 daysSocial DemocratsPersson
 
Hans Karlsson
Hans Karlsson
(born 1946)
21 October 20026 October 20063 years, 350 daysSocial DemocratsPersson

2006–present

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
L–KD
Reinfeldt
 
L–KD
Reinfeldt
 
L–KD
Reinfeldt
 
L–KD
Reinfeldt
 
Ylva Johansson
Ylva Johansson
(born 1964)
3 October 201410 September 20194 years, 342 daysSocial DemocratsS/SAPMPLöfven I
Löfven II
 
Eva Nordmark
Eva Nordmark
(born 1971)
10 September 201918 October 20223 years, 38 daysSocial DemocratsS/SAPMP
S/SAPMP
S/SAP
Löfven II
Löfven III
Andersson
 
L–KD
Kristersson

Other ministers in the Ministry of Employment

In addition to the head of the ministry, the Ministry of Employment has at times also housed additional deputy ministers responsible for various areas such as immigration, gender equality, labor law, youth affairs, etc. These ministerial titles varied, and most often covered only a part of the minister's responsibilities, usually the dominant area of focus. For example, Anna-Greta Leijon served not only as the minister for immigration but also held responsibility for labor law issues[2] and matters concerning disabled individuals in the workplace. Karin Andersson, as the deputy minister of employment, was responsible for gender equality and immigration issues,[3] a combination that has recurred in later times.

In the 2019 government, the minister associated with the Ministry of Employment, in addition to the minister of employment, held the title of minister for gender equality/minister responsible for combating discrimination and segregation.[4]

Before the establishment of the Ministry of Employment, many matters were handled within the Ministry of the Interior, where individuals such as Camilla Odhnoff were responsible for immigration and family affairs, including gender equality.[5]

Name Period Party Title
  Anna-Greta Leijon (1939–2024) 1 January 1974 – 8 October 1976 Social Democratic Party Minister of immigration and minister for gender equality
  Eva Winther (1921–2014) 18 October 1978 – 12 October 1979 Liberal People's Party Minister of immigration and minister for gender equality
  Karin Andersson (1918–2012) 12 October 1979 – 8 October 1982 Centre Party Minister of immigration and minister for gender equality
  Anita Gradin (1933–2022) 8 October 1982 – 9 October 1986 Social Democratic Party Minister of immigration and minister for gender equality
  Georg Andersson (born 1936) 9 October 1986 – 29 January 1989 Social Democratic Party Minister of immigration
  Maj-Lis Lööw (born 1936) 29 January 1989 – 7 October 1991 Social Democratic Party Minister of immigration and minister for gender equality
  Leif Blomberg (1941–1998) 7 October 1994 – 22 March 1996 Social Democratic Party Minister of immigration
  Ulrica Messing (born 1968) 22 March 1996 – 6 October 1998 Social Democratic Party Minister for labour law and minister for gender equality
  Erik Ullenhag (born 1972) 5 October 2010 – 3 October 2014 Liberal People's Party Minister for integration
  Åsa Lindhagen (born 1980) 21 January 2019 – 5 February 2021 Green Party minister for gender equality
  Märta Stenevi (born 1976) 5 February – 30 November 2021 Green Party Minister for gender equality and minister for housing
  Eva Nordmark (born 1971) 10 September 2019 – 18 October 2022 Social Democratic Party Minister for employment and minister for gender equality
  Johan Danielsson (born 1982) 30 November 2021 – 18 October 2022 Social Democratic Party Minister for housing and deputy minister for employment
  Paulina Brandberg (born 1983) 18 October 2022 – Liberals Minister for gender equality and deputy minister for employment

References

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  2. ^ von Arndt, Katarina (19 July 2018). "Lagen om anställningsskydd LAS - Besluten som format Sverige" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  3. ^ Demker, Marie (2018-03-08). "Karin Elisabet Andersson". Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon (in Swedish). Retrieved 2024-04-14.
  4. ^ "Sveriges nya regering" (in Swedish). Government Offices of Sweden. 2019-01-21. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  5. ^ "Camilla Odhnoff har avlidit". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). TT. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 2019-01-27.

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