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    Eight out of ten of those who wanted children had them

    In the spring of 2009, a questionnaire survey was carried out regarding the attitudes to childbearing in the near future. Approximately 3 600 women and men of childbearing ages, with and without children at the time of the survey, have now been followed-up in registers regarding their actual childbearing before 2015. In total, four out of ten of those who had at least one child and approximately eight out of ten of those who wanted children also had children in the six-year follow-up period.

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    The Riksbank issued more bills

    The Riksbank’s support measure of purchasing government bonds continued in the first quarter of 2017. The Riksbank simultaneously issued short-term debt securities, bills, which were nearly exclusively purchased by Swedish banks. At the end of the quarter, the bills issued by the Riksbank were at a higher level than during the financial crisis.

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    The Stockholm area has the highest level of education

    Roughly one fourth of the population is highly educated. These people often live in greater urban areas and county seats. The majority of municipalities with the highest level of educational attainment are in Stockholm County.

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    Continued increase in the number of employees in the municipal sector

    In May 2017, there were 4 983 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 92 000 persons compared with May 2016. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 387 000 and the unemployment rate was 7.2 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 157.0 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data show an increase in employment and a decrease in the unemployment rate, which was 6.7 percent.

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    Increased borrowing in Swedish kronor

    The value of Sweden's total liability in debt securities amounted to SEK 7 675 billion at the end of May 2017, which is an increase of SEK 76 billion compared with April. The greatest increase is in short-term securities denominated in SEK and long-term securities denominated in EUR.

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