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Swedes rarely use cash, but building-firm owner Piotr can't get enough of the stuff. Every week, he spends hours racing from ATM to ATM using four credit cards to withdraw up to 80,000 Swedish crowns ($9,400). He needs the cash, he says, to pay the undocumented immigrant workers he employs. A record 163,000 asylum-seekers arrived in Sweden in 2015, along with thousands of migrant workers mainly from Eastern Europe who were attracted to one of the fastest growing economies in Europe.Sweden's tax authority estimates undocumented workers cost the country at least 66 billion crowns in lost taxes in 2015 .Sweden has around 350,000 unemployed but its economy is booming and 100,000 jobs remain unfilled because applicants lack the right qualifications.According to government statistics, only around 60 percent of immigrants have formal jobs after seven years in the country.One such worker is Mado, a 28-year-old illegal immigrant from Egypt who struggled to find a good job there after the 2011 revolution.Once in Sweden, he stayed with three other undocumented migrants in a cramped apartment in one of Stockholm's largely immigrant suburbs.
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