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    Use of chemical products harmful to health most prevalent in cement manufacturing

    Among the chemicals classified as irritant and harmful to health, the manufacturing industry for glass, porcelain and cement was the largest user in Sweden. In 2014 this industry used 2.4 million tonnes.

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    Unemployment decreased

    In September 2016, there were 4 916 000 employed persons aged 15-74, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 84 000 persons compared with September 2015. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 31 000 and amounted to 317 000. The unemployment rate was 6.1 percent, corresponding to a drop by 0.6 percentage points. The number of hours worked averaged 168.7 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a decrease in the employment rate and a slight decrease in the unemployment rate, which was 6.9 percent.

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    Reduced R&D expenditures in the government sector

    In 2015, government sector expenditures on intramural research and development (R&D) amounted to SEK 6.4 billion. This is a decrease of SEK 75 million compared with 2013. County councils accounted for the largest part - more than half - of intramural R&D expenditures in the government sector. R&D expenditures in county councils amounted to SEK 3.7 billion in 2015, which was an increase of SEK 44 million compared with 2013. Government agencies conducted 38 percent of R&D in the government sector, which is at the same level as in 2013. Municipalities and local and regional R&D units together conducted 5 percent of R&D activities in the government sector.

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    Reduced borrowing in short term debt securities

    During September, the total outstanding liability in debt securities decreased by SEK 72 billion to SEK 7 096 billion. The decrease was mainly due to net maturities and repurchase of short term debt securities amounting to SEK 85 billion.

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  • 88 000 residents now have the chance to have their say about their municipality

    The time has come for the autumn round of Statistics Sweden's Citizen Survey. Some 88 000 residents in 81 municipalities around Sweden will be receiving a questionnaire in the post and will thus have the chance to have their say about the activities in their municipalities and what it is like to live there.

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    in 10 families with children in Sweden are nuclear families, 2 in 10 families have one single parent and 1 in 10 are restructured families.

  • New method produces more current environmental accounts

    On 29 April the environmental accounts at Statistics Sweden will publish statistics on emissions to air for 2015. 

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