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19.08.2014 09:15  - FSO, Health (0353-1406-90)
Swiss Health Survey 2012
Increase in physical risks to health at work

Neuchâtel, 19.08.2014 (FSO) – Just over half of economically active persons are exposed to several physical risks in their workplace. This is ten percentage points more than in 2007 (42%). These persons are 2.5 more likely to have poor self-rated health than those who are not exposed to these risks. However, the proportion of persons who worry about losing their job has not increased since 2007 (13%). They are twice as likely to claim symptoms of psychological distress than those who do not worry about this issue. These are some of the results from the Swiss Health Survey 2012 carried out by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) on the relationship between work and health.

14.08.2014 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1407-20)
Producer and Import Price Index in July 2014
Prices stable again in comparison with previous month: annual inflation remains at -0.8%

Neuchâtel, 14.08.2014 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) remained unchanged overall in July 2014 compared with the previous month. Domestic products registered a slight decline in prices of 0.1%. For import products, on the other hand, a rise of 0.1% was observed. Petroleum products in particular showed rising prices, whereas watches and electronic products were notably sold at lower prices. The index stands at 97.5 points (base December 2010 = 100). Year-on-year, a price decline of 0.8% was observed.

14.08.2014 09:15  - FSO, Labour Force (0353-1407-60)
Swiss Labour Force Survey and its derivative statistics in 2nd quarter 2014: labour supply
1.8% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition at 4.4%

Neuchâtel, 14.08.2014 (FSO) – According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.8% between the 2nd quarter 2013 and the 2nd quarter 2014. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) increased slightly from 4.2% to 4.4%. Within the EU, the unemployment rate declined from 10.8% to 10.2%.

11.08.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1407-10)
Retail trade turnover growth in June 2014
Real turnover growth of 3.4%

Neuchâtel, 11.08.2014 (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 3.4% in June 2014 compared with June 2013 (in nominal terms +2.4%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector rose by 2.9% in June 2014 compared with May 2014 (in nominal terms +2.6%).

11.08.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic structure and analyses (0353-1407-50)
Structural Business Statistics 2012
Stable structures – slight increase in the number of companies and jobs

Neuchâtel, 11.08.2014 (FSO) – According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the corporate landscape only changed slightly in 2012 compared with 2011. The structure of the approximately 572,000 companies by size and economic sectors continues to be stable. The number of companies increased by 2% compared with the previous year, whereas employment measured in full-time equivalents rose by 0.6%.

06.08.2014 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1407-40)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in July 2014
Prices fall by 0.4%

Neuchâtel, 06.08.2014 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.4% in July 2014 compared with the previous month, reaching 99.0 points (December 2010=100). Compared with the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was 0.0%, compared with annualised rates of also 0.0% in both June 2014 and in July 2013.

05.08.2014 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1407-30)
Tourism accommodation statistics in June and in the first half of 2014
Decrease in overnight stays in June and stability in the first half of 2014

Neuchâtel, 05.08.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Swiss hotel industry registered 3.2 million overnight stays in June 2014, which corresponds to a decrease of 2.5% (-81,000 overnight stays) compared with June 2013. Foreign demand registered 1.9 million overnight stays, i.e. a decline of 3.6% (-70,000 overnight stays). Domestic visitors generated 1.3 million overnight stays, representing a decline of 0.9% (-12,000 overnight stays).
The cumulative number of overnight stays from January to June 2014 was 17.1 million. This represents an almost stable result (-0.1% / -14,000 overnight stays) compared with the first half of 2013. Foreign demand registered 9.5 million overnight stays, i.e. a slight decline of 0.2% (-21,000 overnight stays). Domestic visitors generated 7.6 million overnight stays, which was an almost stable result (+0.1% / +6500 overnight stays).

29.07.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic structure and analyses (0353-1407-00)
Farm structure census 2013
The number of agricultural holdings continues to fall

Neuchâtel, 29.07.2014 (FSO) – According to the latest results from the Federal Statistical Office, the number of agricultural holdings fell again in 2013 to 55,207 units (-2.4% compared with the previous year) whereas the utilised agricultural area remained stable (-0.1%). The number of people working in agriculture, employing mainly family members, declined by 1.9% compared with 2012. Animal production was characterised by a boom in the poultry sector, stability in the bovine livestock population and a decline in the number of pigs.

17.07.2014 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1406-80)
Investment in the construction sector in Switzerland 2013: temporary data
Building engineering projects cause construction expenditure to rise

Neuchâtel, 17.07.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), construction expenditure in 2013 increased nominally year-on-year by 1.8% (real +1.2%) to CHF 63.1 billion. Compared with the previous year, investment in building engineering projects increased by 3.1% to CHF 47.3 billion, whereas investment in civil engineering projects fell by 0.9% to CHF 10.6 billion. Construction expenditure in public maintenance works fell by 3.6% to CHF 5.3 billion. The volume of orders for the subsequent year 2014 increased by 0.3% compared with 2013.

15.07.2014 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1406-60)
Producer and Import Price Index in June 2014
Overall prices stable in comparison with previous month

Neuchâtel, 15.07.2014 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) remained unchanged overall in June 2014 compared with the previous month. However, differing trends could be observed to some extent among the individual product groups. Petroleum and metal products recorded increasing prices, whereas natural gas and products of carpentry and interior finishings were sold at lower prices. The index stands at 97.6 points (base December 2010 = 100). Year-on-year, a price decline of 0.8% was observed.

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