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Statistical news


  • 24
    May
    Wednesday 2017-05-24| Kortperiodisk sysselsättningsstatistik (KS)

    Number of employees increased by 2.6 percent

    In the first quarter of 2017 the number of employees amounted to 4 544 800, an increase of 2.6 percent compared with the same quarter last year. Total gross pay amounted to SEK 418.0 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent. There were 127 400 job openings on the labour market, an increase of 14.0 percent.

  • 24
    May
    Wednesday 2017-05-24| Prisindex i producent- och importled (PPI)

    Producer prices decreased in April 2017

    Producer prices decreased by 0.3 percent between March and April. In the same period, prices increased by 0.4 percent on the import market and by 0.3 percent on the export market. Prices decreased by 0.7 percent on the domestic market.

  • 24
    May
    Wednesday 2017-05-24| Skyddad natur

    Protected areas 2016

    In total, the nationally designated areas of protection encompass more than 5.5 million hectares in total (marine areas included). 89 percent, or 4.9 million hectares, comprise land areas and inland water. This represents 11 percent of Sweden’s land surface. Including the protection type Natura 2000, protected nature comprises 14 percent of Sweden’s land area, including inland waters. 

  • 23
    May
    Tuesday 2017-05-23| Sparbarometern

    Households’ loans increasing at a steady pace

    Households’ loans rose by 6.8 percent at an annual rate in the first quarter of 2017, the same rate of increase as in the fourth quarter of 2016. Households’ financial savings, new savings minus increase in debt, amounted to SEK 57 billion in the first quarter of 2017, which was slightly lower than in the corresponding quarter in the last four years.

  • 23
    May
    Tuesday 2017-05-23| Arbetskraftsundersökningarna (AKU)

    The number of employed persons continued to increase

    In April 2017, there were 4 966 000 employed persons aged 15-74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 93 000 persons compared with April 2016. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 386 000 and the unemployment rate was 7.2 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 152.6 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data show an increase in employment and a decrease in the unemployment rate, which was 6.6 percent.

  • 18
    May
    Thursday 2017-05-18| Emitterade värdepapper

    Borrowing in securities decreased in April

    The value of the Swedish liability in debt securities amounted to SEK 7 616 billion on 30 April. This is a decrease of SEK 35 billion compared with March. The decrease mainly occurred in short term securities denominated in SEK and long-term securities denominated in USD.

  • 18
    May
    Thursday 2017-05-18| Miljöräkenskaper

    Continued increase in environmental tax revenues

    Environmental tax revenue in Sweden was SEK 98 billion in 2016. This is an increase of SEK 5 billion since 2015, but compared to other tax revenues, the environmental taxes’ share of the total tax revenues is decreasing marginally. This is the second year in a row that environmental tax revenue has reached an all-time high and it is mainly due to the increase in energy taxes. Environmentally motivated subsidies amounted to slightly less than SEK 7.4 billion in 2016. This is an increase of approximately 19 percent compared to 2015 but a return to pre-2015 levels.

  • 18
    May
    Thursday 2017-05-18| Nybyggnad av bostäder

    Increase in construction of dwellings

    According to preliminary figures, roughly 21 250 dwellings were started in new buildings during the 1st quarter of 2017. This is an increase of 45 percent compared with same period in 2016, when construction of 14 687 dwellings was started.

  • 16
    May
    Tuesday 2017-05-16| Arbetskraftsundersökningarna (AKU)

    The number of private and municipal sector employees is increasing

    In the first quarter of 2017, the number of employed persons aged 15–74 amounted to 4 924 000, an increase of 113 000 compared with the same quarter in the previous year. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 19 000 to 378 000 and the unemployment rate decreased by 0.5 percentage points to 7.1 percent. The number of gainfully employed people increased by 100 000 to 4 424 000. It was an increase in both the private and municipal sectors. According to seasonally adjusted and smoothed data, the number of unemployed persons and the unemployment rate decreased compared with the previous quarters. The seasonally adjusted and smoothed unemployment rate was 6.7 percent.

  • 16
    May
    Tuesday 2017-05-16| Investeringsfonder, tillgångar och skulder

    Fund wealth increases

    Total fund wealth in Swedish registered investment funds amounted to SEK 3 522 billion at the end of March 2017. This is an increase of 177 billion since the previous quarter and SEK 558 billion since the first quarter of the previous year. Households' directly owned fund wealth contributed SEK 31 billion to the increase.

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