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Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data and trends on population health and health system performance. This Country Note shows how Sweden compares to other OECD countries across indicators in the report.
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microbes to resist antimicrobials - remains an alarming global health threat that jeopardises the effectiveness of many 20th century public health advances. In recent years, Sweden made important strides in tackling AMR. Yet, more progress is needed.
Biographical note of Sweden's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
Sweden’s economy emerged from the pandemic in relatively good shape, but is now under pressure from high living costs and rising interest rates, according to the new OECD Economic Survey of Sweden.
The tax wedge for the average single worker in Sweden decreased by 0.1 percentage points from 42.5% in 2021 to 42.4% in 2022. The OECD average tax wedge in 2022 was 34.6% (2021, 34.6%).
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Key findings for Sweden from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2021"
Sweden’s economy is on the road to recovery from the shock of the COVID-19 crisis, yet risks remain. Moving ahead with a labour reform to facilitate adaptation in a fast-changing economic environment, and investing in digital skills and infrastructure, will be crucial to revive employment and build a sustainable recovery, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Sweden.
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The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which Sweden is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.
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People in Sweden consume on average 8.9 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 1.8 bottles of wine or 3.4 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Sweden, some population groups are at higher risk than others.