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27.11.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1411-50)
Industrial production, orders and turnover – 3rd quarter 2014
Swiss industrial production falls

Neuchâtel, 27.11.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), industrial production fell by 0.4% in the 3rd quarter 2014 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Turnover fell by 1.0%. Orders received increased by 0.7% and orders on hand grew by 1.9%.

24.11.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1411-40)
Employment barometer in 3rd quarter 2014
Slight increase in employment

Neuchâtel, 24.11.2014 (FSO) – According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the quarterly indicators of the employment barometer show employment growth of 0.7% in the 3rd quarter 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. Employment increased again in both the secondary (+0.6%) and tertiary sector (+0.8%). The number of vacancies (-1.6%) fell slightly, whereas the employment outlook indicator (+0.4%) and difficulty in recruiting personnel (+1.6%) increased compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

20.11.2014 09:15  - FSO, Health (0353-1411-30)
Hospital Statistics 2013: provisional figures
For the first time Swiss hospitals treated more than a million patients in 2013

Neuchâtel, 20.11.2014 (FSO) – A record number of patients – 1,014,077 – were treated in Swiss hospitals in 2013. This is equal to almost 12% of the population and roughly 12.6 million care days, 100,000 more than in the previous year. The greatest share was recorded by hospital departments of surgery and internal medicine, followed by the treatment of psychiatric cases. These are the results of the inpatient health care statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

18.11.2014 09:15  - FSO, Health (0353-1411-20)
Medico-social care in institutions and at home in 2013
Home care and nursing homes: the private sector expands its position

Neuchâtel, 18.11.2014 (FSO) – Nursing homes, assistance and home care services continued to develop their offer in 2013. While the growth of nursing homes was lower than the previous year, the increase of personnel in assistance and home care services has been steadier since 2010 with a marked rise for private, profit-making companies. These are some of the latest findings from the Statistics on Home Care Services and the Statistics on Medico-Social Institutions of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

13.11.2014 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1410-60)
Producer and Import Price Index in October 2014
Still little change compared with previous month; annual inflation at -1.1%

Neuchâtel, 13.11.2014 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.1% in October 2014 compared with the previous month, reaching 97.2 points (base December 2010 = 100). Prices were lower in particular for petrol and petroleum products. Whereas the Producer Price Index remained on average unchanged, the Import Price Index fell by 0.3%. The price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products dropped by 1.1% year-on-year.

13.11.2014 09:15  - FSO, Labour Force (0353-1410-70)
Swiss Labour Force Survey and its derived statistics: labour supply in 3rd quarter 2014
1.7% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition at 4.8%

Neuchâtel, 13.11.2014 (FSO) – According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.7% between the 3rd quarter 2013 and the 3rd quarter 2014. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) increased from 4.7% to 4.8%. Within the EU, the unemployment rate declined from 10.5% to 9.8%.

11.11.2014 09:15  - Eurostat; FSO, Income, Consumption and Living Conditions (0353-1411-00)
2013 Statistics on Income and Living Conditions in Switzerland
Living conditions in Switzerland still among the best in Europe

Neuchâtel, 11.11.2014 (FSO) – According to the Federal Statistical Office's (FSO) Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC), Switzerland was among the countries with the highest standard of living in Europe in 2013. The inequality of income distribution in Switzerland was slightly less marked than the European average. A small percentage of Switzerland's population was faced with material deprivation (Switzerland: 4.0%; EU: 19.5%). This does not exclude financial difficulties for some of the population as 19.6% of people living in Switzerland lacked the means to meet an unexpected financial expense within one month. Furthermore, almost 1 in 10 people (8.7%) could not afford to take a week's holiday away from home.

07.11.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1410-50)
Retail trade turnover growth in September 2014
Real turnover growth of 0.3%

Neuchâtel, 07.11.2014 (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 0.3% in September 2014 compared with September 2013 (in nominal terms -0.4%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector fell by 0.9% in September 2014 compared with August 2014 (in nominal terms -1.0%).

05.11.2014 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1409-90)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in October 2014
Index level unchanged

Neuchâtel, 05.11.2014 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) remained unchanged in October 2014 at 99.1 points (December 2010=100). Compared with the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was 0.0%, compared with annualised rates of -0.1% in September 2014 and of -0.3% in October 2013.

04.11.2014 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1410-20)
Tourism accommodation statistics in September 2014
Increase in overnight stays in September

Neuchâtel, 04.11.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Swiss hotel industry registered 3.4 million overnight stays in September 2014, which corresponds to a growth of 1.7% (+56,000 overnight stays) compared with September 2013. Domestic visitors recorded 1.6 million overnight stays, representing an increase of 3.5% (+53,000 overnight stays). Foreign demand registered 1.8 million overnight stays, i.e. a slight increase of 0.2% (+3300 overnight stays).

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