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26.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1511-60)
Construction Industry Production, Orders and Turnover Statistics in 3rd quarter 2015
Production in the secondary sector decreases

Neuchâtel, 26.11.2015 (FSO) – Production in the secondary sector declined by 3.1% in 3rd quarter 2015 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Turnover fell by 6.2%. Orders received declined by 5.1% whereas orders on hand rose by 4.4%. These are some of the provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

26.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Health (0353-1511-40)
Statistics on health care provision in hospitals 2014: Provisional figures
Costs in outpatient services show faster growth

Neuchâtel, 26.11.2015 (FSO) – In 2014 there were 16.8 million outpatient consultations and 1.4 million inpatient stays in Swiss hospitals. Outpatient services showed faster cost growth than inpatient services, a trend that has emerged over the past five years. Medical imaging equipment is mainly used in outpatient services. These are the results of the Hospital Statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

24.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory (0353-1511-10)
Enterprises' environmental protection expenditure in 2013
Enterprises spent CHF 2.3 billion on environmental protection in 2013

Neuchâtel, 24.11.2015 (FSO) – In 2013, spending on environmental protection by enterprises amounted to approx. CHF 2.3 billion. Compared with 2009, investments in pollution prevention increased by 30% whereas investments in pollution treatment fell by 31%. This development, among other things, reflects enterprises' increased interest in cleaner production processes. These are some the results of a survey conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

23.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Education system (0353-1510-90)
Longitudinal analyses in the field of education
First in-depth analysis of the educational pathway of 530,000 young people

Neuchâtel, 23.11.2015 (FSO) – On average, 5% of students in the 1st year of upper secondary level repeated the year between 2012 and 2013 and 6% interrupted their education and training. In the higher education institutions and professional education and training colleges, 9% of 1st year students broke off their education and training in the same period. After a break in their studies, which usually lasts more than a year, most students opt for a change in direction. These are some of the findings from two new publications by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), analysing the educational pathways of 530,000 young people.

23.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Crime and Criminal Justice (0353-1511-00)
Convictions of adults 1984-2014
Previous convictions, young age or drug dealing increase likelihood of reoffending

Neuchâtel, 23.11.2015 (FSO) – Some 38% of a group of Swiss adults who had been convicted were reconvicted within ten years. More than half (51%) of reoffenders are convicted a third time. These are some of the findings from a Federal Statistical Office (FSO) study on the delinquent path of a group of Swiss nationals born in 1966.

19.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1510-80)
Health insurance premium index 2015
Premium increases for 2014-2015 curb growth in disposable income by 0.2 percentage points

Neuchâtel, 19.11.2015 (FSO) – The health insurance premium index (KVPI) registered an increase of 2.5% for premiums in 2015 compared with the previous year. The KVPI reached an index level of 173.3 points (basis of 1999 = 100). By means of the KVPI, the effects of the evolution of premiums on the growth of disposable income can be calculated. According to the Federal Statistical Office's KVPI model calculation, rising premiums curbed the growth of the average disposable income by 0.2 percentage points in 2015.

19.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Health (0353-1510-70)
Medico-social care 2014
Living in a nursing home costs CHF 8700 per month

Neuchâtel, 19.11.2015 (FSO) – Nursing home costs amounted to CHF 9.5 billion in 2014, costing an average of CHF 8700 francs per resident, per month. Almost two-thirds of these costs were invoiced to residents, whereas the cantons and insurance companies financed 16% and 19% of costs respectively. The costs of home care services were almost 5 times lower than those of nursing homes (CHF 2 billion). These are some of the findings from the 2014 Statistics on Home Care Services and the Statistics on Medico-Social Institutions from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

13.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1510-60)
Producer and Import Price Index in October 2015
Index shows slight increase compared with previous month, year-on-year inflation -6.6%

Neuchâtel, 13.11.2015 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index rose by 0.2% in October 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 90.8 points (base December 2010 = 100). The rise is due in particular to higher prices for machinery and watches, whereas prices for petroleum products fell. According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products dropped by 6.6% year-on-year.

12.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Labour Force (0353-1510-50)
Swiss Labour Force Survey and its derivative statistics in 3rd quarter 2015: labour supply
1.1% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition at 4.9%

Neuchâtel, 12.11.2015 (FSO) – According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.1% between the 3rd quarter 2014 and the 3rd quarter 2015. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) increased slightly in Switzerland from 4.8% to 4.9%. The EU's unemployment rate based on the ILO definition decreased from 9.8% to 9.0%.

12.11.2015 09:15  - FSO, Wages and Working Conditions (0353-1508-80)
2015 wage agreements in context of CLA
Real and minimum wages increase by 0.8% and 0.7% respectively

Neuchâtel, 12.11.2015 (FSO) – The social partners signing the collective labour agreements (CLA) have agreed a nominal rise in real wages estimated at 0.8% for 2015, 0.3% of which is to be awarded collectively and 0.5% at individual level. Minimum wages were increased by 0.7% according to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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