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    Holiday travel most common among young women

    Age is of considerable significance when it comes to holiday travel. Young women travel the most, while it is uncommon for those over age 84 to travel.

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    Almost 9 out of 10 people are connected to public water and wastewater networks

    About 87 percent of the total resident population in Sweden is connected to public water and wastewater networks according to new figures from Statistics Sweden. For the first time, statistics regarding water and wastewater services have been released as official statistics.

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    Continued increase in the number of employed

    In May 2016, 4 892 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 63 000 compared to May 2015, of whom 40 000 were men. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 400 000. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 162.1 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continued increase in employment while unemployment, which amounted to 7.0 percent, shows small changes.

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    Households prefer low risk investments

    Households' net deposits were at a record level of SEK 35 billion, mainly in regular savings accounts in banks and at the Swedish Tax Agency during the first quarter of 2016. At the same time households made net withdrawals from fund savings of SEK 8 billion after several years of significant savings in funds. During the quarter, housing credit institutions issued record levels of securities and the Riksbank increased its purchase of government bonds as a support measure.

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  • New method produces more current environmental accounts

    On 29 April the environmental accounts at Statistics Sweden will publish statistics on emissions to air for 2015. 

  • 83 000

    hectares. Was the amount of winter rape that was was sown in autumn 2015. Compared to the five year average, this is an increase of 11 percent. More than half of the winter rape area is in Skåne, where blooming has just begun.

  • European GDP flash within 30 days 

    On 29 April  the European statistical office Eurostat will for the first time publish a preliminary estimate of GDP within 30 days after the end of the quarter. 

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