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  • 24 May
    Number of employees increased by 2.6 percent

    In the first quarter of 2017 the number of employees amounted to 4 544 800, an increase of 2.6 percent compared with the same quarter last year. Total gross pay amounted to SEK 418.0 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent. There were 127 400 job openings on the labour market, an increase of 14.0 percent.

  • 24 May
    Producer prices decreased in April 2017

    Producer prices decreased by 0.3 percent between March and April. In the same period, prices increased by 0.4 percent on the import market and by 0.3 percent on the export market. Prices decreased by 0.7 percent on the domestic market.

  • 24 May
    Protected areas 2016

    In total, the nationally designated areas of protection encompass more than 5.5 million hectares in total (marine areas included). 89 percent, or 4.9 million hectares, comprise land areas and inland water. This represents 11 percent of Sweden’s land surface. Including the protection type Natura 2000, protected nature comprises 14 percent of Sweden’s land area, including inland waters. 

  • 23 May
    Households’ loans increasing at a steady pace

    Households’ loans rose by 6.8 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2017, the same rate of increase as in the fourth quarter of 2016. Households’ financial savings, new savings minus increase in debt, amounted to SEK 57 billion in the first quarter of 2017, which was slightly lower than in the corresponding quarter in the last four years.

  • 23 May
    The number of employed persons continued to increase

    In April 2017, there were 4 966 000 employed persons aged 15-74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 93 000 persons compared with April 2016. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 386 000 and the unemployment rate was 7.2 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 152.6 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data show an increase in employment and a decrease in the unemployment rate, which was 6.6 percent.

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Keyfigures for Sweden

Unemployment rate 7.2 %

April 2017

Population 10 023 893

March 2017

Inflation rate 1.9 %

April 2017

Consumer Price Index 321.54

April 2017

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 1.0 %

4th quarter 2016 compared with the previous period

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