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  • 19 Oct
    Continued increase in employment

    In September 2017, there were 5 052 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 136 000 persons compared with September 2016. There were 332 000 unemployed persons and the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 171.2 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of employed persons and small changes in the unemployment rate, which was 6.7 percent.

  • 19 Oct
    Enterprises' IT expenses increased

    In 2016 the total IT expenses for enterprises amounted to nearly SEK 55 billion in current prices. This corresponds to an increase of about SEK 23 billion compared with 2009.

  • 18 Oct
    Increased liability in debt securities

    Total Swedish liability in debt securities increased in September by SEK 78 billion, and amounted at the end of September to SEK 7 560 billion.

  • 18 Oct
    An increase in those who leave county and municipal council during term of office

    The number of those who leave county and municipal council have increased three years in to the present term of office, which began on election day in 2014. The largest increase were among elected candidates to the county council. On the other hand, fewer candidates below 30 years of age elected to the municipal council leave office after three years. Those who leave the Riksdag are on the same level as earlier terms of office.

  • 16 Oct
    Construction costs increased by 2.6 per cent on an annual basis

    Factor Price Index for multi-dwelling buildings rose by 0.1 percent between August and September 2017. Factor prices increased by 2.6 percent on an annual basis.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 081 396

August 2017

Inflation rate according to CPIF 2.3 %

September 2017 compared with the same period previous year

Consumer Price Index (CPI) 323.62

September 2017

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 1.3 %

2nd quarter 2017 compared with the previous period

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