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Published Monday-Friday at 09:30

  • 19

    The number of employed increased

    In October 2015, 4 853 000 persons aged 15-74 were employed, not seasonally adjusted. This is an increase of 81 000 compared to October 2014. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 40 000 and amounted to 349 000. The unemployment rate decreased by 0.8 percentage points and amounted to 6.7 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 161.3 million per week. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in employment and a decrease in unemployment, which amounted to 7.2 percent.

  • 19

    Number of employees increased by 2.1 percent

    During the third quarter of 2015 the number of employees amounted to 4 455 400, an increase of 2.1 percent. Total gross pay amounted to SEK 402.2 billion, an increase of 4.2 percent. There were 71 000 job openings on the labour market, an increase of 20.9 percent.

  • 19

    Large increase in dwelling starts in new construction

    According to preliminary figures, roughly 34 500 dwellings were started in new buildings during the first three quarters of 2015. This is an increase of 35 percent compared to same period in 2014, when construction of 25 604 dwellings was started.

  • 17

    Underemployed persons work 13 hours less than they would like to

    More women than men were underemployed during the period 2005–2014. The difference between the sexes has decreased because an increase has occurred in the number and percentage of underemployed men during the period. In 2014 the percentage of underemployed women was 7.8 percent, while among men it was 5.7 percent. Underemployed persons worked an average of 26.5 hours per week in 2014, which was 12.7 hours less than they would have liked to work.

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  • Stefan Lundgren visits Kosovo

    Statistics Sweden is working to support development of the national statistical office in Kosovo (KAS). On Tuesday 10 November Statistics Sweden’s Director General Stefan Lundgren is visiting Pristina and will meet his colleagues at KAS and representatives for users of the statistics.

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    fathers can be celebrated for the first time on Father's Day on Sunday.

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