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Statistical news

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    Tuesday 2017-04-25| Arbetskraftsundersökningarna (AKU)

    Continued increase in employment

    In March 2017, there were 4 963 000 employed persons aged 15-74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 131 000 persons compared with March 2016. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 362 000, a decrease of 44 000. The unemployment rate was to 6.8 percent, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points. The number of hours worked averaged 164.3 million per week, an increase by 2.6 percent according to calendar adjusted data. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the employment rate and a decrease in the unemployment rate, which was 6.6 percent.

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    Thursday 2017-04-20| Emitterade värdepapper

    Borrowing in debt securities continues to rise

    The total value of Swedish outstanding debt securities increased by SEK 29 billion in March, amounting to SEK 7 613 billion at the end of the month. The increase was mainly due to securities denominated in Swedish kronor and British pounds.

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    Thursday 2017-04-20| Bostadsbestånd

    Nearly 4.8 million dwellings in Sweden

    On 2016-12-31, there were 4 795 717 dwellings. These are divided into 2 053 665 dwellings (43 percent) in one- or two-dwelling buildings, 2 424 113 (51 percent) in multi-dwelling buildings, 239 002 (5 percent) in special housing and 78 937 (2 percent) in other buildings.

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    Thursday 2017-04-20| Hushållens boende

    More households in multi-dwelling buildings

    More households in Sweden live in multi-dwelling buildings than in one- or two-dwelling buildings. In 2016, 48 percent of Sweden’s households lived in multi-dwelling buildings, and 45 percent lived in one- or two-dwelling buildings. Other households lived, for example, in special housing, which can consist of student housing or housing for the elderly.

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    Wednesday 2017-04-12| Population projections

    Less than ten years to next million

    Sweden’s population recently passed ten million. In barely ten years, in 2026, the population is expected to have increased by one million, and Sweden’s population will reach 11 million. Since 2014, the population has increased by more than 100 000 people per year, and according to the forecast, the population will continue to increase by more than 100 000 people per year until 2024.

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    Tuesday 2017-04-11| Consumer Price Index (CPI)

    Inflation rate 1.3 percent

    The inflation rate according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 1.3 percent in March 2017, down from 1.8 percent in February. The Swedish Consumer Price Index (CPI) was unchanged from February to March 2017. In the corresponding period last year, the CPI increased by 0.5 percent.

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    Monday 2017-04-10| Turnover in the service sector

    Household consumption decreased in February

    Household consumption decreased by 0.1 percent in seasonally adjusted figures between January and February. In the last three-month period, consumption remained unchanged compared with the previous three-month period. Household consumption increased by 2.7 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures in February 2017 compared with February 2016.

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    Monday 2017-04-10| Business Production Index

    Business production decreased in February

    Production in the business sector decreased by 0.7 percent in seasonally adjusted figures in February compared with January. Compared with the corresponding month of the previous year, production in the business sector increased by 5.2 percent in calendar adjusted figures.

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    Thursday 2017-04-06| Real estate prices and registrations of title

    Rising house prices

    Real estate prices for one- or two-dwelling buildings rose by 1 percent in the first quarter of 2017, compared with the fourth quarter. Prices rose by nearly 9 percent on an annual basis in the first quarter, compared with the same period last year.

  • 06
    Thursday 2017-04-06| Government budget allocations for R&D

    The Government is expected to allocate SEK 37 billion to R&D in 2017

    Government funding for research and development (R&D) in the central government budget is expected to amount to SEK 36.7 billion in 2017. This corresponds to 3.8 percent of total appropriations in the central government budget, and 0.8 percent of the GDP. Government allocations to R&D are SEK 2.3 billion higher compared with the forecast for 2016.

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