2016-03-17 08:53Press release

​Stockholm Economy: A strong end to the year for Stockholm

Stockholm’s economic growth continued during the fourth quarter of 2015. Total wages show increasing growth, unemployment is falling and the number of new companies in both the county and city rose. This is what The Stockholm Economy Report for Q4 2015 shows.

- It is a strong end to the year for the Stockholm region. Business is growing, the commercial accommodations increasing and more and more start-ups are creating jobs, which is encouraging and important for the city´s continued growth, says Olle Zetterberg, CEO of Stockholm Business Region.

During the last quarter 6 591 new companies were registered in Stockholm County, whereof the City of Stockholm accounted for 3 996. This represents a 10 % increase for the county and 15 % increase for the city compared to the fourth quarter 2014.

The number of people employed has increased during the last quarter.

The number of listed positions increased and the number of people given notice decreased. The unemployment rate continued to decrease both in Stockholm County and the City of Stockholm compared with the same quarter 2014.

In 2015 the number of residents has increased by 33 400 in Stockholm County, of which the City of Stockholm accounted for 11 500.

Read the full report here:


Stockholm Business Region, with its subsidiaries Stockholm Business Region Development and Stockholm Visitors Board,  is the official investment and tourism promotion agency for the Stockholm region.  Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic sustainable regions. Stockholm Business Region is fully owned by the City of Stockholm. Our common brand is Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia.


About Invest Stockholm

Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the marketing and development of the Stockholm region as a business destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Invest Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.investstockholm.com www.visitstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com


Anna Gissler
CEO, Invest Stockholm
Anna Gissler