This map shows the youth unemployment rate (15-24 years) in 2016 in the Nordic municipalities, as the ratio between young unemployed people (15-24 years) as a percent of the labour force (25-64 years). The small map shows the youth unemployment rate in 2016 in the Nordic regions.
The darker the colour, the highest youth unemployment rate in 2016. The lighter the colour, the lowest youth unemployment rate in 2016. The grey colour indicates municipalities with no data.
Despite being two of the countries that have shown improvement since 2008, Sweden and Finland still have a large number of municipalities with high youth unemployment rates. On the national level both Sweden (18.9%) and Finland (20.7%) have higher youth unemployment than the EU average (18.7%). In contrast, municipalities in Denmark and Norway have lower rates overall. High youth unemployment (over 25%) can be found in several rural municipalities as well as in municipalities that traditionally have been dominated by industries, such as Trollhättan, Sandviken and Bengtsfors in Sweden and Kemi, Imatra and Äänekoski in Finland.