Neuchâtel, 10.03.2014 (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 January 2014 compared with January 2013 (in nominal terms -0.6%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector fell by 1.8% in January 2014 compared with December 2013 (in nominal terms -1.6%).
Neuchâtel, 07.03.2014 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) rose by 0.1% in February 2014 compared with the previous month, reaching 98.7 points (December 2010=100). Compared to the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was -0.1%, compared with annualised rates of +0.1% in January 2014 and of -0.3% in February 2013.
Neuchâtel, 07.03.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Swiss hotel industry registered 2.8 million overnight stays in January 2014, which corresponds to a growth of 1.5% (+41,000 overnight stays) compared with January 2013. Domestic visitors recorded 1.3 million overnight stays, representing an increase of 1.5% (+19,000 overnight stays). Foreign demand registered 1.5 million overnight stays, i.e. a rise of 1.5% (+22,000 overnight stays).
Neuchâtel, 06.03.2014 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), production in the construction sector rose by 1.9% in 4th quarter 2013 compared with the previous year, turnover increased by 2.8%.
Neuchâtel, 03.03.2014 (FSO) – According to the Cross-border Commuter Statistics of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of foreign nationals crossing the border to work in Switzerland rose by 3.8% during 2013. More than half of the cross-border workforce lives in France (52.4%). Approximately a quarter lives in Italy (23.7%) and a fifth in Germany (20.5%). The cross-border workforce still tends to work in lower-skilled jobs.
Neuchâtel, 28.02.2014 (FSO) – The 2014 editions of the Statistical Yearbook of Switzerland and Statistical Data on Switzerland are now available. These two publications from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) provide a compact overview of all economic and social aspects of life in Switzerland. The Yearbook is a large compendium of texts, diagrams and tables and Statistical Data on Switzerland is a summary of the most important statistical information.
Neuchâtel, 27.02.2014 (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 2013 compared with the same quarter a year earlier. Employment in the secondary sector increased slightly (+0.4%) for the first time since the 4th quarter 2012. As in the previous quarters, the tertiary sector showed a marked increase (+1.2%). Both the number of vacancies (+7.9%) and the employment outlook indicator (+0.5%) increased, while difficulty in recruiting personnel fell slightly compared with the same quarter of the previous year.
Neuchâtel, 27.02.2014 (FSO) – The year 2013 was marked by an increase in the number of deaths. There was a decline in the number of births, marriages, divorces and registered partnerships. These are the provisional findings of the Vital Statistics for 2013 from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Neuchâtel, 24.02.2014 (FSO) – According to final results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the Swiss hotel industry registered 35.6 million overnight stays in 2013. After a decrease for two consecutive years, this result represents a recovery in the number of overnight stays with an increase of 2.5% (+858,000 units) compared to 2012. Swiss guests posted 15.9 million overnight stays, the best result since 1991. This total corresponds to an increase of 1.3% (+199,000 overnight stays). Foreign visitors recorded 19.7 million overnight stays, representing an increase of 3.5% (+658,000 overnight stays). For December 2013, overnight stays posted an increase of 3.1% (+75,000 units).
Neuchâtel, 18.02.2014 (FSO) – Almost one in five of the employed population experience stress at work either most or all of the time. People exposed to severe stress are also five times as likely to show signs of depression. The use of medical services for mental health issues has increased in the past 15 years. The number of people wearing glasses has also risen. Almost two-thirds of the population wear glasses or contact lenses. These are some of the findings of the Swiss Health Survey 2012, produced by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Information on the health of the Swiss population is provided by over 160 standard tables.