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    Permanent employees increased by 72 000

    In July 2016, 5 059 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 56 000 compared to July 2015. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 341 000 and the unemployment rate amounted to 6.3 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 95.3 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of employed persons and a continued decrease in the unemployment rate, which amounted to 6.9 percent.

  • 25

    Producer and import prices decreased in July

    Producer prices in total decreased 0.3 percent between June and July. During the same period, prices decreased 0.6 percent on the import market and 0.3 percent on the export market. On the domestic market prices decreased 0.2 percent.

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    Decreased growth rate for household loans

    In July the annual growth rate for households' loans from monetary financial institutions (MFIs) continued to decrease. The growth rate amounted to 7.6 percent, a downturn of 0.1 percentage points compared to June. The lower growth rate was mainly due to housing loans, of which the annual growth rate amounted to 8.4 percent in July, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points compared to June.

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    Number of employees increased by 2.4 percent

    During the second quarter of 2016 the number of employees amounted to 4 556 200, an increase of 2.4 percent. Total gross pay amounted to SEK 422.6 billion, an increase of 4.1 percent. There were 108 000 job openings on the labour market, an increase of 19.4 percent.

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

  • 83 000

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