Liberals in Sweden thought they were doing the right thing letting 163,000 refugees in. It didn’t take long, however, before they realized that most of those asylum seekers would depend on government hand-outs.
The numbers are staggering. 163,000 people were welcomed into the country. The law of averages would suggest that there would be a good chance for a good percentage of them to get a job. But only 494 have actually found jobs.
For those of you who like numbers, 0.3030674846625 percent are contributing to Swedish society. The rest are dependent on government programs.
We know that in some countries, asylum seekers aren’t permitted to work until their application has been processed.
Does that account for the small percentage who are working?
In Sweden, the government can grant an exemption which allows asylum seekers to work.
Lisa Bergstrand of Sweden’s Migrationsverket said: “There was an incredible number of people applying for asylum in Sweden and so that we should be able to register them, we had to de-prioritise certain tasks, and that was the matter of jobs.”
According to Bergstrand, out of the migrants who applied for asylum in 2015, approximately one third of the men and women aged 20-64 were given the exemption to allow them to work. That figure accounted for approximately 53,790 migrants.
But still only 494 have jobs.
Some experts say that the influx of foreigners who do not work will strain the welfare system to the point of collapse. Immigrants are expected to make up 60 percent of unemployed residents in Sweden by the end of 2017.
The Daily Wire reports:
Perhaps it seemed like a good idea at the time, or at least humanitarian. Sweden let 163,000 “refugees” into their once-idyllic country last year, and government officials assured wary citizens that they would aid the economy.
But a new report from the state-funded broadcaster says that just 494 — or 0.30306748466258% — have found jobs. Now that’s a low number: You’d have to triple it just to get to 1%.