- Malmö's employment rate is lower than the other cities and the national average, but has been increasing since 2009
- Many Malmö inhabitants lost their jobs during the crisis of the 1990s, and recovery took longer than in the other cities
- Recovery after the finance crisis in 2009 has been slower in Malmö than in Gothenburg and Stockholm.
- Öresund commuters cause the employment rate to be underestimated by about 4% (2015)
- Öresund commuters from Malmö earned SEK 4.2 billion in 2015, which is taxed in Denmark
- Commuters from other municipalities to Malmö are an economically strong group. Their taxable income is equivalent to SEK 5.2 billion (primary municipal tax revenues)
65,000 people commuted into Malmö to work in 2016. Commuters are an economically strong group with significantly higher incomes than Malmö inhabitants in full-time employment.