100,000 new residents needed to fill jobs in northern Sweden

Silvia Valentinova Yilmaz Dalgin wants to move to Skellefteå from Malmö. (Magdalena Martinsson/Sveriges Radio)
  • Around 100,000 people need to move to northern Sweden to fill jobs there, but the pace of that effort needs to accelerate significantly.
  • Norrbotten and Västerbotten have received around 2,000 new arrivals in the past year.
  • At that rate, the total number of new residents over the next decade would fall far short of the estimated 100,000 the Government’s coordinator believes are needed.
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