Sweden: Part-time work on the increase among municipal workers

Part-time employment is on the increase among municipal workers in Sweden.

In August 2014, the Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union (Kommunal) released a report on the expansion of part-time employment in the sector.

One of the main findings is that, within blue-collar occupations dominated by female employees, part-time employment is extensive for both female (57%) and male workers (53%).

In blue-collar occupations dominated by male employees, the degree of part-time employment is considerably lower. Here women work part-time in 33% of the cases while, for their male counterparts, the figure is only 16%.

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