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  • 18 Sep
    Borrowing in bonds increased

    Total borrowing of debt securities in Sweden amounted to SEK 8 161 billion at the end of the month. This is an increase of SEK 200 billion compared with the previous month, largely due to an increase in borrowing in bonds by SEK 175 billion in August.

  • 18 Sep
    The number of employees increased

    In August 2018, there were 5 165 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 56 000 persons compared with August 2017. The number of employees increased by 73 000 and amounted to 4 693 000. The number of hours worked averaged 134.8 million per week. Furthermore, there were 337 000 unemployed persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.1 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continued increase in the number of employed persons and an increase in the unemployment rate which amounted to 6.4 percent.

  • 17 Sep
    Construction costs rose by 3.8 percent in August on an annual basis

    The Construction Cost Index for multi-dwelling buildings increased by 0.3 percent between July and August 2018. On an annual basis, construction costs rose by 3.8 percent.

  • 14 Sep
    Holdings in foreign shares and investment fund shares increased

    Swedish holdings in foreign portfolio assets amounted to SEK 5 232 billion at the end of 2017. This is an increase of SEK 377 billion, or 8 percent, compared with June 2017. Shares and investment fund shares accounted for the major part of the increase, SEK 345 billion in total.

  • 14 Sep
    Inflation rate according to CPIF 2.2 percent

    The inflation rate according to the CPI with a fixed interest rate (CPIF) was 2.2 percent in August 2018, which was the same as in July 2018. The CPIF decreased by 0.2 percent from July to August. In the corresponding period last year, the CPIF decreased by 0.1 percent. The inflation rate according to the CPI was 2.0 percent in August 2018.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 182 291

July 2018

Inflation rate according to CPIF 2.2 %

August 2018 compared with the same period previous year

Consumer Price Index (CPI) 329.63

August 2018

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 0.8 %

2nd quarter 2018 compared with the previous period

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percent of Swedes who work have an income below the EU’s at-risk-of-poverty threshold. The average in the European Union is 10 percent. 

Living Conditions Survey (ULF/SILC)

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