The Ministry of Employment's agencies

THE MINISTRY OF EMPLOYMENT is responsible for nine government agencies that handle the day-to-day operations of public administration. The Government sets objectives and guidelines for the agencies as well as the allocation of resources for the agencies' activities. The Ministry of Employment's area of responsibility also includes a court of law and a number of committees.

  • Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen)

    The Swedish Public Employment Service is divided into 68 labour market regions. This division is based on the commuting patterns of employed persons, and on the regional preferences of the companies in connection with staff recruitment. The labour market regions are in turn brought together in four market areas.
    SE-113 99 Stockholm
    int. +46 8-5860 6000

  • Swedish Labour Court (Arbetsdomstolen)

    The Swedish Labour Court is a special court set up to hear and rule on labour-related disputes. A labour dispute is any dispute which affects the relationship between employers and employees.
    Box 2018, S-103 11 STOCKHOLM
    int. +46 8-617 66 00

  • Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket)

    The Authoritys paramount objective is to reduce the risks of ill-health and accidents in the workplace and to improve the work environment in a holistic perspective, i.e. from the physical, mental, social and organisational viewpoints.
    Box 1259, SE-171 84 Solna
    int. +46 8-730 90 00

  • Swedish Unemployment Insurance Board (Inspektionen för arbetslöshetsförsäkringen, IAF)

    The Swedish Unemployment Insurance Board supervises the 38 Unemployment Insurance Funds. The authority also checks that the Swedish National Labour Market Administration performs its duties in questions affecting the right to unemployment benefits. Other tasks is to represent the Government in court in cases concerning unemployment insurance and to make decisions in cases where people wish to take their unemployment benefits with them when seeking work in another EU/EEA country.
    Box 210, SE-641 22 Katrineholm
    int. +46 150-48 70 00

  • Office of the Equality Ombudsman

    The Equality Ombudsman (DO) is a government agency that seeks to combat discrimination on grounds of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age.
    Box 3686, SE-103 59 Stockholm
    int. +46 8-120 20 700

  • Council for Employee Representation on Boards of Directors (Nämnden för styrelserepresentationsfrågor)

    The Council for Employee Representation on Boards of Directors examines matters concerning permits according to the Act on Representation of Private Employees on Boards of Directors (1987:1245) and matters concerning exemptions according to the Act.
    Further information can be provided by:
    Division for Labour Law and Working Life
    Ministry of Employment
    SE-103 33 Stockholm
    int. +46 8-405 10 00

  • Council for the European Social Fund in Sweden (Swedish ESF Council)

    The task of the Swedish ESF Council is to administer the programme of the European Social Fund in Sweden. The European Social Fund is the EU's most important tool for promoting employment and more and better jobs. The Swedish ESF Council is also responsible for the programme of the European Integration Fund.
    Box 471 41, SE-100 74 STOCKHOLM
    int. +46 20-33 33 90

  • Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (Institutet för arbetsmarknadspolitisk utvärdering, IFAU)

    The Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation is a research institute with the task to promote, support and carry out: evaluations of the effects of labour market policies, studies of the functioning of the labour market and evaluations of the labour market effects of measures within the educational system.
    Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala
    int. +46 18-471 70 70

  • National Advisory Board on Patent Rights and Compensation Settlements for Inventions at Work (Statens nämnd för arbetstagares uppfinningar)

    The National Advisory Board on Patent Rights and Compensation Settlements for Inventions at Work has the task of issuing opinions under the Right to Inventions at Work Act (1949:345).
    Further information can be provided by:
    Division for Labour Law and Working Life
    Ministry of Employment
    SE-103 33 Stockholm
    int. +46 8-405 10 00

  • National Mediation Office (Medlingsinstitutet)

    The National Mediation Office is a new agency for central government activities in the mediation field. Its task is to mediate in labour disputes and to promote an efficient wage formation process. It is also responsible for public statistics relating to wages and salaries.
    Box 1236, SE-111 82 Stockholm
    int. +46 8-545 292 40

  • Swedish ILO Committee (Svenska ILO-kommittén)

    (Links to the International ILO Committee. The Swedish ILO Committee has no web site.)
    The International Labour Organization, ILO, is the UN specialized agency which seeks the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights.
    Further information about the Swedish ILO Commitee can be provided by:
    Division for Labour Law and Working Life
    Ministry of Employment
    SE-103 33 Stockholm
    int. +46 8-405 10 00