Sweden is Europe’s fifth largest country, and has a population of over 9 million people. Swedens’ biggest city is the capital Stockholm, with a population of over 1 million. Other large cities are Gothenburg, Malmö and Uppsala.
Private companies contribute to approximately 90% of the country’s industrial production, and about 70% of total GDP is attributed to the services sector. The industrial structure in Sweden is composed to a very high degree of large, internationally oriented business conglomerates.
A large piece of Sweden’s foreign trade is directed towards other European countries, with Germany as the main trading partner.
Plenty of large companies such as %employers% have offices in Sweden, and the country’s unemployment level is well below the European average. Furthermore, Sweden has the world’s seventh highest Human Development Index, which measures the general well being in a country. Sweden also has one of the world’s lowest Gini coefficients, meaning that incomes within the country are distributed very equally among the population
All these factors make Sweden an interesting destination for a young student or recent graduate to start their career. Check out the job opportunities posted on Graduateland to make sure you don’t miss out!