In December 2018, the Swedish Parliament voted through a new state budget that entailed considerable budget cuts for Arbetsförmedlingen. In the current budget, the labour market based program allocations and administrative appropriations were sharply reduced. In order to get the budget in balance, Arbetsförmedlingen needs to reduce the number of employees and close 130 local offices around the country especially in sparsely populated districts. At the same time, steps to make Arbetsförmedlingen a more modern and digital authority continues rapidly. The development of the digital employment services centre is under progress as previously planned and is key to providing the services and support that job seekers and employers need via telephone, chat and video. Continued collaboration with the municipalities and other authorities is of great importance if Arbetsförmedlingen is to achieve its set goals.