Stockholm: Record Number of Low-Educated Residents Due to Mass Migration

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The Swedish capital of Stockholm has seen a surge in the number of residents with little to no education or jobs skills, largely due to mass migration.

The number of people across Sweden with little to no education has dramatically increased from 9,700 people in 2017 to 15,700, a total increase of 61 per cent in only two years, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports. 

In Stockholm county alone, the number of low-skilled and low-educated residents is said to be around 3,000 people.

Exact statistics are hard to find, especially in relation to those who are illiterate, with the Swedish Employment Service only keeping track of those who are registered.

“Then there may be people who are not enrolled with us and we have no control over them,” said Emil Johansson, who heads a unit at the Employment Service.