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    Number of permanently employed persons continued to increase

    In April 2016, 4 873 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 111 000 compared to April 2015, of whom 68 000 were women and 44 000 were men. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 51 000 and amounted to 381 000 persons. The unemployment rate decreased by 1.0 percentage point and was 7.3 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 166.7 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in employment and a decrease in the unemployment, which amounted to 6.9 percent.

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    Protected areas 2015

    Protected nature in Sweden encompasses more than 5.4 million hectares. Of the total area of protected nature, 4.5 million hectares comprise land. This represents 11 percent of Sweden’s land surface. Including the protection type Natura 2000, protected nature comprises 13 percent. The growth in designated protected areas (marine and terrestrial) during 2015 was 31 000 hectares (Natura 2000 included).

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    Record high for household deposits

    Households' financial savings, new savings minus increase in debt, amounted to SEK 58 billion during the first quarter of 2016. Households mainly saved in insurance and deposits and made net sales of shares and funds. Net deposits, mainly in bank accounts and tax accounts, amounted to SEK 38 billion, a record level for the first quarter. At the same time, debts increased by SEK 44 billion and the annual rate of increase for loans was unchanged from the quarter before.

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    Business inventories increased

    Swedish business inventories increased by SEK 18.0 billion during the first quarter. The development corresponds to an increase of 3.6 percent in volume.

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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. 

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    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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