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Statistical news

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    Monday 2017-09-18| Securities statistics

    Decreased liability in debt securities

    Total Swedish liability in debt securities decreased in August by SEK 18 billion, to SEK 7 480 billion. This decrease is largely due to maturity on bonds denominated in Swedish kronor, as well as weakened exchange rates in the most significant currencies of issue, USD, EUR and GBP. Debt securities denominated in USD and EUR were issued with a net value of SEK 24 and SEK 10 billion, respectively. Despite this, borrowing in USD only increased by SEK 3 billion, while borrowing in EUR decreased by SEK 3 billion. Borrowing in GBP decreased by SEK 8 billion, despite issuance with a net value of SEK 1 billion.

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    Friday 2017-09-15| Construction cost index for buildings (CCI) (input price index)

    Construction costs rose by 2.6 percent on an annual basis

    Factor Price Index for multi-dwelling buildings rose by 0.1 percent between July and August 2017. Factor prices increased by 2.6 percent on an annual basis.

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    Thursday 2017-09-14| Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

    The number of employees continued to increase

    In August 2017, there were 5 109 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 148 000 persons compared with August 2016. There were 326 000 unemployed persons and the unemployment rate was 6.0 percent, a decrease of 0.6 percentage points. The number of hours worked averaged 133.4 million per week. According to calendar adjusted figures this was an increase of 2.9 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of employed persons and small changes in the unemployment rate, which was 6.7 percent.

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    Wednesday 2017-09-13| National Accounts, quarterly and annual estimates

    Sweden’s GDP grew 1.3 percent in second quarter

    Sweden’s GDP increased by 1.3 percent in the second quarter of 2017, seasonally adjusted and compared with the first quarter of 2017. GDP increased by 3.1 percent, working-day adjusted and compared with the second quarter of 2016.

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    Wednesday 2017-09-13| Demographic Analysis (DEMOG)

    Education important for the population’s life expectancy

    In recent years, life expectancy has been nearly six years higher in the group with post-secondary education than in the group with only compulsory education. Differences in life expectancy among groups with different levels of education have increased in recent years and are greater than the difference in life expectancy between women and men. The group with post-secondary education, which has the highest life expectancy, has increased its share in the population, while maintaining or increasing its lead in life expectancy compared with groups with lower levels of education. This has led to increased life expectancy among the population as a whole in recent years.

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    Tuesday 2017-09-12| Labour Force Surveys (LFS)

    Increased weekly hours worked by women between 2006 and 2016

    In 2016 the average number of hours worked per week was 30.7 hours. On average men worked 5.5 hours more per week than women. In 2006–2016 the difference between men and women in the average number of hours worked decreased.

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    Tuesday 2017-09-12| Consumer Price Index (CPI)

    Inflation rate according to CPIF at 2.3 percent

    The inflation rate according to the CPI with a fixed interest rate (CPIF) was 2.3 percent in August 2017, down from 2.4 percent in July. The CPIF fell by 0.1 percent from July to August 2017. In the corresponding period last year, the CPIF decreased by 0.1 percent. The inflation rate according to the CPI was 2.1 percent in August 2017.

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    Monday 2017-09-11| General elections, results

    Fewer young people and more foreign citizens entitled to vote in the 2018 elections

    In total, about 98 000 more Swedish citizens registered in Sweden will be entitled to vote in the 2018 election compared with the 2014 Riksdag election. There are expected to be 62 000 fewer first-time voters than in the 2014 Riksdag election. In the municipal council election, 123 000 more foreign citizens will be entitled to vote.

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    Friday 2017-09-08| Business Production Index

    Production in the business sector increased

    Production in the business sector increased by 1.5 percent in seasonally adjusted figures in July compared with June. Compared with the corresponding month of the previous year, production in the business sector increased by 6.1 percent in calendar-adjusted figures.

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    Friday 2017-09-08| Turnover in the service sector

    Household consumption increased in July

    Household consumption increased by 0.9 percent in seasonally adjusted figures between June and July. During the last three-month period, consumption increased by 0.8 percent in seasonally adjusted figures compared with the previous three-month period. Household consumption increased by 3.0 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures in July 2017 compared with July 2016.

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