The Economy Report, May 2019
GDP growth in Sweden is assessed to fall to the low level of 1.4 per cent in both 2019 and 2020, partly as a result of low domestic investments and subdued growth prospects internationally. The growth of the real tax base is expected to slow considerably in 2020–2021. This is happening at the same time as there is great pressure on services and it is difficult to meet staffing needs in many services.
In a number of issues of The Economy Report we have pointed out necessary measures. In addition to successful integration of immigrants, employment needs to increase through an expanded and longer working life, which would ease both the financing and the staffing of Swedish welfare services.