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    Apr

    Nearly 4.7 million dwellings in Sweden

    The number of dwellings on 2014-12-31 was 4 669 081. These are divided into 2 007 664 dwellings (43 percent) in one- or two-dwelling buildings, 2 356 831 (50 percent) in multi-dwelling buildings, 226 731 (5 percent) in special housing and 77 855 (2 percent) in other buildings.

  • 23
    Apr

    More dwellings through conversion of existing buildings

    In 2014, 2 333 converted dwellings were ready for occupancy in multi-dwelling buildings. This is an increase of 35 percent compared to the previous year, when a net addition of 1 725 dwelling were converted. The addition consists to 81 percent primarily of premises that are being converted into dwellings.

  • 21
    Apr

    Number of employees increased by 65 000

    In March 2015, 4 767 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 66 000 persons compared to March 2014. The number of unemployed persons was 414 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 8.0 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 159.4 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continuing increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.7 percent.

  • 20
    Apr

    Continued increase in borrowing in securities

    At the end of March 2015, the total value of the Swedish interest bearing securities debt amounted to SEK 7 004 billion. This is an increase of SEK 81 billion since February 2015, of which SEK 42 billion was in SEK and the remaining 39 billion was in foreign currencies.

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  • Men now outnumber women

    For the first time ever, there are more men than women in Sweden. Ten years ago there were 79 000 more women than men.

  • 7

    out of ten self-employed persons in 2013 were men. Women and men are usually involved in different lines of work.

  • Top ranking for Statistics Sweden

    Our investments in methodology and quality work have been well-placed. This is shown in a report from EU auditors who have examined all of the EU's national statistical offices.

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