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18.08.2016 09:15  - FSO, Labour Force (0353-1607-60)
Swiss Labour Force Survey in 2nd quarter 2016: labour supply
1.6% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition rises slightly to 4.3%

Neuchâtel, 18.08.2016 (FSO) – The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.6% between the 2nd quarter 2015 and the 2nd quarter 2016. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) increased slightly from 4.2% to 4.3%. The EU's unemployment rate decreased from 9.5% to 8.6%. These are some of the survey results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

15.08.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1607-50)
Producer and Import Price Index in July 2016
0.1% decline in Producer and Import Price Index

Neuchâtel, 15.08.2016 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index fell in July 2016 by 0.1% compared with the previous month, reaching 99.8 points (base December 2015 = 100). This slight decline is due in particular to lower prices for petroleum products and watches. Compared with July 2015, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products fell by 0.8%. These are the findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

08.08.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1607-40)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in July 2016
Consumer prices fall by 0.4%

Neuchâtel, 08.08.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.4% in July 2016 compared with the previous month, reaching 100.3 points (December 2015=100). Inflation was -0.2% in comparison with the same month in the previous year. These are the findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

05.08.2016 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1607-30)
Statistics on tourist accommodation in June and in the first half of 2016
Overnight stays decline in first half-year and in June

Neuchâtel, 05.08.2016 (FSO) – The hotel sector registered 16.8 million overnight stays in Switzerland during the first sixth months of 2016. This represents a decrease of 1.2% (-199,000 overnight stays) compared with the same period a year earlier. With a total of 9.1 million overnight stays, foreign demand showed a drop of 2.5% (-234,000). Domestic visitors registered 7.7 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 0.5% (+36,000). During the month of June 2016, 3.1 million overnight stays were generated, corresponding to a fall of 3.2% compared with June 2015. These are the provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

02.08.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1607-20)
Retail trade turnover in June 2016
Swiss retail trade turnover falls by 4.6%

Neuchâtel, 02.08.2016 (FSO) – Turnover in the retail sector fell by 4.6% in nominal terms in June 2016 compared with the previous year. The decline has been ongoing since January 2015. This is the largest decline since January 2003. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 0.6% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

25.07.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1607-10)
Investment in the construction sector in Switzerland in 2015: temporary data
Decline in private investment in new constructions

Neuchâtel, 25.07.2016 (FSO) – In 2015, year-on-year construction expenditure rose in nominal terms by 1.4%. Compared with the previous year, investment in building engineering projects increased by 1.7% and in civil engineering projects increased by 2.1%, whereas expenditure on public maintenance work fell. Private investments in new constructions fell for the first time in eight years. These are provisional findings from the 2015 Construction Statistics from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

14.07.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1607-00)
Producer and Import Price Index in June 2016
0.1% rise in Producer and Import Price Index

Neuchâtel, 14.07.2016 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index rose in June 2016 by 0.1% compared with the previous month, reaching 99.9 points (base December 2015 = 100). Whereas the Producer Price Index declined by 0.2%, the Import Price Index rose by 0.8%. The slight increase of the overall index is due in particular to higher prices for petroleum products. Compared with June 2015, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products fell by 1.0%. These are the findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

14.07.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic structure and analyses (0353-1607-70)
Confederation R&D expenditure and personnel in 2015
The Confederation dedicated CHF 2 billion to research and development activities in 2015

Neuchâtel, 14.07.2016 (FSO) – The Confederation's expenditure on research and development (R&D) increased in 2015 (+4% compared with the previous year). This development can mainly be explained by the increase in R&D grants intended for organisations and international research programmes which fell considerably in 2014. At the same time, the personnel of the Confederation active in research remained stable according to the latest results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

07.07.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1606-90)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in June 2016
Consumer prices increase by 0.1%

Neuchâtel, 07.07.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.1% in June 2016 compared with the previous month, reaching 100.7 points (December 2015=100). Inflation was -0.4% in comparison with the same month in the previous year. These are the findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

05.07.2016 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1606-80)
Tourism accommodation statistics in May 2016
Increase in overnight stays during May 2016

Neuchâtel, 05.07.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss hotel industry registered 2.7 million overnight stays in May 2016, which corresponds to a growth of 1.3% (+35,000 overnight stays) compared with May 2015. Domestic visitors recorded 1.1 million overnight stays, representing an increase of 1.9% (+21,000). Foreign demand registered 1.5 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 0.9% (+15,000). These are provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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