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20.09.2016 09:15  - FSO, Crime and Criminal Justice (0353-1609-00)
Conviction statistics for adults 2014
First evaluation of convicted persons by nationality
Remark: The term “South-West Africa” is a purely statistical and not a political category. It does not refer to the former name of Namibia in any way.

Neuchâtel, 20.09.2016 (FSO) – The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) is publishing figures on the nationality of convicted persons for the first time. A distinction is made here between persons residing in Switzerland in the long-term (Swiss and foreign nationals with a B or C permit) and other categories of foreign nationals. A methodology report highlighting the possibilities and limitations of comparing crimes by nationality is also being released at the same time.

13.09.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1608-90)
Producer and Import Price Index in August 2016
0.3% decline in Producer and Import Price Index

Neuchâtel, 13.09.2016 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index fell in August 2016 by 0.3% compared with the previous month, reaching 99.5 points (base December 2015 = 100). This decline is due in particular to lower prices for petroleum products and pharmaceutical products. Compared with August 2015, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products fell by 0.4%. These are the findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

12.09.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1608-80)
Empty dwellings census of 1 June 2016
Dwelling vacancy rate rises to start of century level

Neuchâtel, 12.09.2016 (FSO) – On 1 June 2016, some 56,518 dwellings or 1.30% of all dwellings were unoccupied in Switzerland. Some 5436 more dwellings were empty than in the previous year, representing an increase of 11%. These are findings from the empty dwellings census of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

09.09.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economy (0353-1610-30)
Swiss Days of Official Statistics 2016
Statistics as a guidance tool for politics and the economy

Neuchâtel, 09.09.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss Days of Official Statistics 2016 will take place on 15 and 16 September 2016 at Microcity, the pole of innovation site in Neuchâtel. The theme of the conference will be "Statistics as a guidance tool". Over two days, some 180 statisticians from across Switzerland will discuss this topic.

06.09.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1608-70)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in August 2016
Consumer prices fall by 0.1%

Neuchâtel, 06.09.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.1% in August 2016 compared with the previous month, reaching 100.2 points (December 2015=100). Inflation was -0.1% in comparison with the same month in the previous year. These are the findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

05.09.2016 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1608-10)
Tourism accommodation statistics in July 2016
Slight decline in overnight stays in July

Neuchâtel, 05.09.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss hotel industry registered 4.1 million overnight stays in July 2016, which corresponds to a decrease of 0.4% (-18,000 overnight stays) compared with July 2015. Foreign visitors generated 2.3 million overnight stays, representing a decline of 2.0% (-46,000). Domestic visitors registered 1.8 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 1.6% (+29,000). These are provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

01.09.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1608-50)
Retail trade turnover in July 2016
Swiss retail trade turnover falls by 2.6%

Neuchâtel, 01.09.2016 (FSO) – Turnover in the retail sector fell by 2.6% in nominal terms in July 2016 compared with the previous year. This decrease has been ongoing since January 2015. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 0.4% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

01.09.2016 09:15  - FSO, Crime and Criminal Justice (0353-1608-30)
Survey of motor vehicle drivers 2015
Young drivers greater users of new technologies at the steering wheel

Neuchâtel, 01.09.2016 (FSO) – In 2015, young adults were far more likely to use a mobile phone at the steering wheel than older generations. Although drivers consider dictating or listening to a message while driving to be less serious, the majority still opt to read or write messages. Finally, over the past five years, most people sensed a stability or improvement in road safety according to the survey of motor vehicle drivers conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

30.08.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1608-40)
Employment barometer in 2nd quarter 2016
Employment growth continues

Neuchâtel, 30.08.2016 (FSO) – In the 2nd quarter 2016, total employment (number of jobs) rose by 0.6% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.2% with previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period fell by 0.1%. The other indicators showed positive growth. These are the findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

29.08.2016 10:00  - FSO, Education system (0353-1608-20)
Longitudinal analyses in the education sector
Successful introduction of two-year basic vocational education and training with Federal VET Certificate

Neuchâtel, 29.08.2016 (FSO) – Of the 5409 persons who started two-year basic vocational education and training with a Federal VET Certificate in summer 2012, almost three quarters successfully completed their training by the end of 2014. The majority of these (70.4%) did so directly and without termination of an apprenticeship contract. Just under half of young people who terminated an apprenticeship contract were able to join another certifying training programme at upper secondary level. The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and the Swiss Observatory for Vocational Education and Training at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) have analysed terminations of apprenticeship contracts in the case of VET Certificate apprenticeships for the first time.

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