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26.02.2015 09:15  - FSO, Education system (0353-1501-80)
Conditions of study and life at Swiss higher education institutions
High level of student employment

Neuchâtel, 26.02.2015 (FSO) – Three quarters of students are employed during their studies. On average, income from employment accounts for almost 40% of their revenue. In 2013, students had a median income of CHF 2000 per month. Their average study costs in 2013 were CHF 1321 per semester. More than half of students who undertook an academic stay abroad did so within the framework of an EU programme such as Erasmus. These are the findings of the 2013 Survey on the Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life which was conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) for the third time following previous surveys in 2005 and 2009.

26.02.2015 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1501-90)
Industrial production, orders and turnover – 4th quarter 2014
Swiss industrial production rises

Neuchâtel, 26.02.2015 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), industrial production rose by 2.7% in the 4th quarter 2014 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Turnover rose by 1.8%. Orders received increased by 2.5% and orders on hand grew by 6.8%.

24.02.2015 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1501-50)
Employment barometer in 4th quarter 2014
Increase in employment, mainly in the tertiary sector

Neuchâtel, 24.02.2015 (FSO) – According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the quarterly indicators of the employment barometer show employment growth of 1.0% in the 4th quarter 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. The increase in employment was mainly seen in the tertiary sector (+1.3%). A slight decrease was seen in the number of vacancies (-0.4%) and the employment outlook indicator (-0.4%), while there was an increase in difficulty in recruiting personnel (+1.2%) compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

24.02.2015 09:15  - FSO, Demography and Migration (0353-1501-70)
Provisional figures on natural population change 2014
Couples and children still the norm

Neuchâtel, 24.02.2015 (FSO) – The year 2014 was marked by an increase in the number of births, marriages and registered partnerships. The number of divorces and deaths decreased. These are the provisional findings of the Vital Statistics for 2014 from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

23.02.2015 10:30  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1501-30)
Statistics on tourist accommodation in December and throughout 2014
Increase of 0.9% in overnight stays for 2014

Neuchâtel, 23.02.2015 (FSO) – According to final results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of overnight stays registered in the Swiss hotel industry in 2014 was 35.9 million, representing an increase of 0.9% (+310,000 overnight stays) compared with 2013. Domestic demand amounted to 16.0 million overnight stays (+137,000 units / +0.9%) - a level that had not been seen since the early 1990s. Foreign visitors recorded 19.9 million overnight stays, representing a growth of 0.9% (+173,000 units). For December 2014, overnight stays posted an increase of 4.5% (+111,000 units).

19.02.2015 09:15  - FSO, Labour Force (0353-1501-20)
Household production satellite account 2013
Unpaid work has a value of CHF 401 billion

Neuchâtel, 19.02.2015 (FSO) – 8.7 billion hours of unpaid work were performed in Switzerland in 2013. Accordingly, 14% more time was spent on unpaid work than on paid work (7.7 billion hours). The total amount of unpaid work performed in 2013 is estimated to have a monetary value of CHF 401 billion. These are the new findings from the household production satellite account produced by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

13.02.2015 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1501-10)
Producer and Import Price Index in January 2015
Falling index due to lower prices for petroleum and petroleum products

Neuchâtel, 13.02.2015 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.6% in January 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 95.5 points (base December 2010 = 100). As in the previous month, this decline is due in particular to lower prices for petroleum and petroleum products. While the producer price index for domestically produced goods decreased by 0.1%, import prices showed a decline of 1.7%. The removal of the Euro exchange rate cap did not affect the January index as these prices were collected in the first week of the month. The price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products dropped by 2.7% year on year.

12.02.2015 09:15  - FSO, Labour Force (0353-1501-00)
Swiss Labour Force Survey and its derived statistics: labour supply
2.2% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition at 4.1%

Neuchâtel, 12.02.2015 (FSO) – According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 2.2% between the 4th quarter 2013 and the 4th quarter 2014. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) remained stable at 4.1%. Within the EU, the unemployment rate fell from 10.7% to 9.9%.

10.02.2015 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1500-90)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in January 2015
Prices fall by 0.4%

Neuchâtel, 10.02.2015 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.4% in January 2015, reaching 98.2 points (December 2010=100). Compared with the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was -0.5%, compared with annualised rates of -0.3% in December 2014 and of +0.1% in January 2014.

06.02.2015 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1500-80)
Retail trade turnover growth in December 2014
Real turnover growth of 2.2%

Neuchâtel, 06.02.2015 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays rose by 2.2% in December 2014 compared with December 2013 (in nominal terms +1.4%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector rose by 1.0% in December 2014 compared with November 2014 (in nominal terms +0.9%).

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