Ministry of Employment (Sweden)

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Ministry of Employment
Agency overview
Formed1974 (1974)[1]
Ministers responsible

The Ministry of Employment (Swedish: Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet) is a ministry in the Swedish government responsible for labour market, labour law and the work environment. The Ministry is also responsible for the work of advancing gender equality and human rights at national level. Moreover, the Ministry is responsible for efforts to increase integration, combat segregation, racism and discrimination, and strengthen the rights of children and LGBT people.

The Swedish Ministry of Employment has two ministers as of November 2022. The Minister for Employment and Integration, Johan Pehrson, is head of the Ministry. Paulina Brandberg is Minister for Gender Equality and Deputy Minister for Employment. The ministers also have political advisers on staff who assist them in policy work, providing background material, political assessments, planning and coordination, and media contacts.

The Ministry has an Office of the Director-General for Administrative Affairs, two secretariats and six divisions, which are led by non-politically appointed officials.[1]


The Ministry of Employment was established in 1974, when the

labour protection and immigration issues. Housing policies were transferred to a new Ministry of Housing

On January 1, 1999 the responsibilities of the Ministry of Employment were transferred to the new

: Näringsdepartementet).

On January 1, 2007, the ministry was reinstituted after a decision by the

new government
that took office on October 6, 2006.

Areas of responsibility

  • Introduction of new arrivals
  • Labour law and work environment
  • Labour market
  • Gender equality
  • Children's rights
  • Democracy and human rights

Government agencies

The Ministry of Employment is principal for the following government agencies:


  1. ^ "Arbetsmarknadsdepartementet". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 November 2010. (subscription required)

External links

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