Skills shortage slows housebuilding

The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning (Boverket) has said Sweden needs to build 700,000 homes by 2025 to solve its housing shortage.

However, a shortage of electricians and plumbers is slowing the process of meeting the housebuilding target. Jens Albrektsson, a spokesman for the employer organisation Installationsföretagen, says the industry would need to recruit an extra 20,000 to meet the target.