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    Retail trade increased in March

    The retail trade sales volume increased by 1.9 percent in March compared with the same month last year. Retail sales in consumables increased by 0.2 percent, while retail sales in durables increased by 2.4 percent. This information is working-day adjusted.

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    Labour costs increased in February

    The Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector in February 2017 was 123.6 for wage earners and 126.5 for salaried employees. Compared to February 2016, labour costs have increased by 3.1 percent for wage earners and 2.8 percent for salaried employees.

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    Upper secondary education decisive for establishment on the labour market

    A completed upper secondary education is decisive for establishment on the labour market, according to a follow-up among all young people born 1991–1995. However, far from all young people completed upper secondary education with a school-leaving certificate. Young people with poor results from compulsory school and newly immigrated young people found it particularly difficult to achieve a school-leaving certificate.

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    Producer prices decreased slightly in March 2017

    Producer prices decreased by 0.1 percent between February and March. In the same period, prices decreased by 0.7 percent on the import market and by 0.1 percent on the domestic market. Prices remained unchanged on the export market.

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    Net trade balance at SEK -0.8 billion in March

    In March 2017, Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 119.2 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 120.0 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK -0.8 billion.

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  • Elisabeth Hopkins new Director at Statistics Sweden

    Elisabeth Hopkins has been recommended as the new Director of the National Accounts Department at Statistics Sweden. Hopkins currently holds a position as Head of the Analysis and Forecast Department at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. She will take up her duties at Statistics Sweden on 1 May 2017.

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  • Helen Stoye Acting Director General

    Helen Stoye has been appointed Acting Director General of Statistics Sweden and will take office on 15 March.

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