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The tax wedge for the average single worker in Sweden increased by 0.2 percentage points from 42.9 in 2017 to 43.1 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).
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This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.
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This country highlight puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Sweden did not change between 2016 and 2017. The tax-to-GDP ratio remained at 44.0%. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.2%.
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The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges.
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Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in Sweden have slightly increased in recent years, from 5% in 2005 to 5.5% in 2015, and could go up to 6.5% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in Sweden were markedly lower than the OECD average in 2015 (17%).