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    Increased employment

    During the second quarter of 2016 the number of employed persons aged 15-74 amounted to 4 935 000, an increase of 98 000 compared to the same quarter in 2015. The employment rate increased by 0.8 percentage points and amounted to 67.5 percent. The number of unemployed decreased by 38 000 to 399 000 and the unemployment rate amounted to 7.5 percent, a decrease of 0.8 percentage points. According to smoothed and seasonally adjusted data the number of employed persons has increased while the number of unemployed persons has decreased compared to previous quarters. The smoothed and seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent.

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    Labour costs increased in June

    The Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector in June 2016 was 123.0 for wage earners and 123.7 for salaried employees. Compared to June 2015, labour costs have increased by 4.5 percent for wage earners and 2.7 percent for salaried employees.

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    Life insurance companies' assets increased

    Total assets of life insurance companies were valued at SEK 3 532 billion at the end of 2015. This is an increase of SEK 142 billion compared with the previous year.

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    Net trade balance at SEK 0.5 billion in July

    In July 2016 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 85.1 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 84.6 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 0.5 billion.

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  • 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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    hectares. Was the amount of winter rape that was was sown in autumn 2015. Compared to the five year average, this is an increase of 11 percent. More than half of the winter rape area is in Skåne, where blooming has just begun.

  • European GDP flash within 30 days 

    On 29 April  the European statistical office Eurostat will for the first time publish a preliminary estimate of GDP within 30 days after the end of the quarter. 

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