More seniors surfing the net
More older Swedes are surfing the net. Seventy six percent of those between the ages of 61 and 75 say they use the Internet at least once a week, according to a survey by PTS (the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority), which compares to the 69 percent that reported doing so in 2010.

Three of four jobs to foreign born
Since 2006, three of four new jobs have gone to people born outside Sweden. This increase has to do mostly with the increase in jobs within the service sector. But unemployment among people born abroad has also increased. The total number of employed people in Sweden has increased by almost 260,000 to 4,786,000 for the third quarter of 2013. Persons born abroad account for nearly 760,000, according to Statistics Sweden. However employment is still lower among those born abroad than those born in Sweden, the number of employed persons among foreign-borns has hardly increased at all. And the unemployment among foreign-borns has increased. During the seven years between 2006 and 2013, it has increased from 11.9 to 15.7 percent. Tord Strannefors, director of prognosis at Arbetsförmedlingen (the Swedish Public Employment Service) explains: "A great number of people have come from other countries, it’s as simple as that.” Among those born in Sweden, the unemployment has gone from 5.5 to 5.6 percent. According to Strannefors, many of the new jobs that have been created are in the private sector, where people born abroad by tradition have had an easier, or at least less difficult, time getting employed. "The hotel and restaurant business, for instance, have increased heavily. And the same goes for personal favors like masseurs, hair dressers ... things that have to do with our well-being. But even more qualified jobs, such as doctors, have increased in numbers.”

Sweden’s most powerful
The magazine Fokus has ranked Sweden’s 100 most powerful people. Let’s have a look at the top 20 for 2013. 1. Anders Borg, Minister for Finance 2. Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister 3. Stefan Löfven, leader of the Social Democratic Party 4. Stefan Ingves, governor of Sveriges Riksbank 5. Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats 6. Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, president of the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Landsorganisationen LO) 7. Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs 8. Jan Björklund, Minister for Education 9. Magdalena Andersson, economist and politician. Member of the Social Democratic Party. 10. Anna Kindberg Batra, Parliamentary Group Leader of the Moderates 11. Peter Norman, Minister for Financial Markets 12. Birgitta Ohlsson, Minister for European Union Affairs 13. Marcus Wallenberg, banker and industrialist 14. Göran Hägglund, Minister for Health and Social Affairs 15. Anders Sundström, politician, Social Democrat 16. Gustav Fridolin, spokesperson for the Green Party 17. Sverker Martin-Löf, industrialist 18. Annie Lööf, Minister for Enterprise 19. Jonas Sjöstedt, chairperson for the Left Party 20. Fredrik Lundberg, businessman For the entire list, see