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    The number of employed persons continues to increase

    In September 2014, 4 809 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 101 000 compared to September 2013. The number of unemployed persons was 371 000, corresponding to an unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 163.6 million per week, an increase of 1.5 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a large increase in the number of employed persons and an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.

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    Reduced R&D funds to defence sector

    Government sector expenditure on R&D activities has decreased between 2011 and 2013; at the same time the public sector has increased funding of R&D activities to other stakeholders. In particular, government funding to universities and colleges has increased. R&D activities focused on defence accounted for 41 percent of total R&D expenditure in 2013, compared to 51 percent in 2011.

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    Chemical industry uses most products dangerous to health in their production processes

    During 2012, chemical products dangerous to health have the highest turnover in the chemical industry. The largest group of chemical products are those classified as irritants and dangerous to the health. These are normally raw materials for synthesis or raw materials for plastics.

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    Increased borrowing in USD

    Swedish issuers had a total debt in debt securities of SEK 6 565 billion nominally at the end of September. This is an increase of SEK 107 billion compared to August. Money market instruments as well as bonds contributed to the increase; money market instruments rose by SEK 49 billion, or 5 percent, while bonds rose by SEK 58 billion, or 1 percent.

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  • New name for press releases

    Our press releases will now be called statistical news. This only involves a change in names and the statistics that are published under the new name will not be changed.

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    SEK per year is the average amount Swedish households spend on meals out. This is 3.3 percent of households’ total expenses.

    Household budget survey

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