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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's unemployment rate fell to 7.2 percent in July from 9.1 percent in June, the statistics office said on Thursday.
Unemployment tends to fall back in July from a seasonal spike in June, but the outcome was still below the 7.6 percent forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts.
Total employment stood at 4.905 million people. Seasonally adjusted, the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent compared to 7.9 in the previous month.
(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom)