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  • 20 Sep
    Private enterprises carry out 18 percent of the activities in health care, education and social services

    Total activities in health care, education and social services amounted to SEK 1 076 billion in 2016. Activities carried out by private enterprises accounted for SEK 198 billion. This means that 18 percent of welfare sector activities are carried out by private enterprises.

  • 20 Sep
    Three percent growth in built-up land

    The area of built-up land increased by three percent between 2010 and 2015. Built-up land still comprises a small share of the total land area, only 2.9 percent or 1.2 million hectares.

  • 20 Sep
    High levels of household savings in the second quarter

    Households’ financial savings amounted to SEK 59 billion in the second quarter of 2018 and were primarily focused in bank accounts and occupational pensions. Loans increased by SEK 60 billion, but the growth rate in loans diminished.

  • 18 Sep
    Borrowing in bonds increased

    Total borrowing of debt securities in Sweden amounted to SEK 8 161 billion at the end of the month. This is an increase of SEK 200 billion compared with the previous month, largely due to an increase in borrowing in bonds by SEK 175 billion in August.

  • 18 Sep
    The number of employees increased

    In August 2018, there were 5 165 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 56 000 persons compared with August 2017. The number of employees increased by 73 000 and amounted to 4 693 000. The number of hours worked averaged 134.8 million per week. Furthermore, there were 337 000 unemployed persons, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 6.1 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows a continued increase in the number of employed persons and an increase in the unemployment rate which amounted to 6.4 percent.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 182 291

July 2018

Inflation rate according to CPIF 2.2 %

August 2018 compared with the same period previous year

Consumer Price Index (CPI) 329.63

August 2018

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 0.8 %

2nd quarter 2018 compared with the previous period

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percent of Swedes who work have an income below the EU’s at-risk-of-poverty threshold. The average in the European Union is 10 percent. 

Living Conditions Survey (ULF/SILC)

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