Self-employment sector (egenanställda företag)
When we look at the companies which allow workers to be self-employed (egenanställda företag) - a status which does not exist in Sweden, although sole proprietor businesses are very common - these companies fulfill an important role.
Industry data shows that the number of people using these companies stands at 44,000 (egenanställda) with over 200,000 signed up to self-employment platforms in Sweden. In March 2020 the number of employed people in Sweden was 5 055 000, so this represents less than 4% of the Swedish population. Although currently small, growth is projected to be 20% per year.