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    Producer prices decreased in September

    Producer prices in total decreased 0.1 percent between August and September. During the same period prices decreased 0.6 percent on the import market and 0.2 percent on the export market. On the domestic market the prices were unchanged.

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    8.6 million live in Sweden's localities

    Sweden now has nine localities with more than 100 000 inhabitants; Helsingborg is the most recent city to surpass this size class. In 2015 there were 1 979 urban areas in Sweden. This is 23 more than in 2010. Those localities that are included in the statistics are briefly defined as continuous buildings with a maximum of 200 metres between the houses and at least 200 inhabitants. Localities thus include everything from the largest cities to small areas with only 200 inhabitants.

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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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  • 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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