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Swedish unemployment at 6.3 percent

  • Swedish unemployment sideways partly due to matching problems
  • Jobs growth still fast, but not all indicators support this pace going forward

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  • Swedish core inflation holding up well
  • Riksbank will not be worried by this outcome

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Johan Löf

Senior Economist

Sweden

jolo22@handelsbanken.se

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Fri, Nov 17
      Graph Period Cons. fc Our fc Previous Actual
09:30 Sweden Building Permits Q3 4.3K 2.9K
14:30 US Housing Starts October 1190K 1.1M 1.3M
14:30 US Building Permits October 1250K 1.2M 1.3M
Sat, Nov 18
      Graph Period Cons. fc Our fc Previous Actual
02:30 China Building 70 Cities Price Index October 101.4 99.8
Tue, Nov 21
      Graph Period Cons. fc Our fc Previous Actual
08:00 Finland Unemployment Rate October 8 7.3
14:30 US Chicago Fed National Activity Index October 0.2
Wed, Nov 22
      Graph Period Cons. fc Our fc Previous Actual
00:00 US Fed´s Yellen speaks
08:00 Denmark Consumer Confidence November 7.1
08:00 Denmark Retail Sales October 1.6
08:00 Norway Unemployment Rate (LFS) September 4.0 4.1
09:30 Sweden Riksbank publishes Stability Report
13:00 US MBA Mortgage Applications, sa W47 / 3.1
14:30 US Durable Goods Orders October 0.3/ 2 / 8.2
14:30 US Capital Goods Shipment Nondef ex Air October 0.9
16:00 Eurozone Consumer Confidence advance November -1.0 -1.5 -1
16:00 US U. of Mich. Sentiment 98.2 97.8
20:00 US FOMC meeting minutes
Thu, Nov 23
      Graph Period Cons. fc Our fc Previous Actual
08:00 Germany GDP, sa Q3 0.8/2.8 0.8 / 2.8
09:00 France Markit PMI Composite November 57.4
09:30 Germany Markit PMI Manufacturing November 60.3 60.6
09:30 Germany Markit PMI Composite November 56.8 56.6
10:00 Eurozone Markit PMI Composite November 55.8 55.7 56
10:00 Eurozone Markit PMI Manufacturing November 58.2 58.0 58.5
10:00 Eurozone Markit PMI Services November 55.2 54.8 55
10:30 UK GDP August 0.4/1.5 0.4 / 1.5
14:30 US Initial Jobless Claims W46 249K
Fri, Nov 24
      Graph Period Cons. fc Our fc Previous Actual
01:30 Japan Markit PMI Manufacturing November 52.8
06:00 Japan Leading Index CI September 106.6
09:30 Sweden PPI October 0.4 / 4.3
10:00 Germany IFO - Business Climate November 116.5 116.7
10:00 Germany IFO - Expectations November 108.7 109.1
10:00 Germany IFO - Current Assessment November 124.7 124.8
15:45 US Markit PMI Manufacturing November 55.0 54.6
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Fast Comment Norway — Preview: LFS unemployment, oil and gas investment survey, Norges Bank Expectation Survey

  1. LFS unemployment expected at 4.0 percent in September (Wednesday)
  2. Q4 investment survey oil and gas (Thursday)
  3. Norges Bank’s Q4 Expectation Survey (Thursday)

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

UK Comment — Preview UK Autumn Budget

  1. No big changes - fiscal policy to continue to act as a drag on GDP growth
  2. Pushed from both sides, but not much room for manoeuvre

Kari Due-Andresen, Chief Economist Norway | kadu01@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Sweden — Unemployment in October

  1. Flat unemployment rate fully in line with expectations
  2. Sideways movement in unemployment is to some extent the result of matching problems
  3. Jobs growth still fast, but not all indicators support this pace going forward

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation in October

  1. Inflation roughly in line with expectations
  2. Core inflation holding up well - Riksbank will not be worried by this outcome

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — House prices in October

  1. Second month with a slower rise
  2. The slowdown is broad-based
  3. The strong economy supports housing prices

Helena Bornevall, Senior Economist | hebo12@handelsbanken.se