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  • 22 Jun
    Eight out of ten of those who wanted children had them

    In the spring of 2009, a questionnaire survey was carried out regarding the attitudes to childbearing in the near future. Approximately 3 600 women and men of childbearing ages, with and without children at the time of the survey, have now been followed-up in registers regarding their actual childbearing before 2015. In total, four out of ten of those who had at least one child and approximately eight out of ten of those who wanted children also had children in the six-year follow-up period.

  • 21 Jun
    The Riksbank issued more bills

    The Riksbank’s support measure of purchasing government bonds continued in the first quarter of 2017. The Riksbank simultaneously issued short-term debt securities, bills, which were nearly exclusively purchased by Swedish banks. At the end of the quarter, the bills issued by the Riksbank were at a higher level than during the financial crisis.

  • 21 Jun
    The Stockholm area has the highest level of education

    Roughly one fourth of the population is highly educated. These people often live in greater urban areas and county seats. The majority of municipalities with the highest level of educational attainment are in Stockholm County.

  • 20 Jun
    Continued increase in the number of employees in the municipal sector

    In May 2017, there were 4 983 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 92 000 persons compared with May 2016. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 387 000 and the unemployment rate was 7.2 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 157.0 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data show an increase in employment and a decrease in the unemployment rate, which was 6.7 percent.

  • 19 Jun
    Increased borrowing in Swedish kronor

    The value of Sweden's total liability in debt securities amounted to SEK 7 675 billion at the end of May 2017, which is an increase of SEK 76 billion compared with April. The greatest increase is in short-term securities denominated in SEK and long-term securities denominated in EUR.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 032 357 antal personer

April 2017

Inflation rate 1.7 %

May 2017

Consumer Price Index 321.74 %

May 2017

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 0.4 %

1st quarter 2017 compared with the previous period

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Photo of Viveka Palm How Statistics Sweden is involved in the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals

Progress in Sweden and in the world can be measured using statistics. Without reliable data, it is impossible to know whether we meet the goals of sustainable development. “Statistics are needed to provide an overview of the current situation and thereby stake out a path for the future,” says Viveka Palm at Statistics Sweden.

Illustration a bunch of people Migration results in a younger population

Migration to Sweden has been significant in recent years and has contributed to an increased population. Statistics Sweden has estimated how the population would have looked like if we did not have any immigration or emigration since 1970. Population growth would have come to a standstill and we would have had a higher proportion of elderly persons.

Globe One country – 200 citizenships

In 2014, 43 500 foreign citizens received Swedish citizenship. This is a decrease of 13 percent compared to the previous year. However, the number of foreign citizens in Sweden increased during the year, and on New Year's Eve 740 000 persons from nearly 200 countries were in Sweden.

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Statistics Sweden's cooperation projects around the world

Statistics Sweden offers its expertise to develop capacity within statistical agencies and statistical systems in low and middle income countries through the transfer of knowledge.

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percent was the increase of the contribution to GDP from the Swedish business economy.

Structural Business statistics 2015

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