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26.05.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1605-50)
Production, orders and turnover statistics of the secondary sector in the 1st quarter 2016
Renewed increase in Swiss secondary sector production

Neuchâtel, 26.05.2016 (FSO) – Industrial production in the secondary sector (industry and construction) rose by 1.0% in 1st quarter 2016 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. This is the first increase since 4th quarter 2014. Turnover fell by 1.5%. This is shown by provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

23.05.2016 09:15  - FSO, Labour Force (0353-1605-40)
Swiss Labour Force Survey and its derivative statistics: working hours
Hours worked increased in 2015

Neuchâtel, 23.05.2016 (FSO) – The total number of hours worked in Switzerland reached 7.889 billion in 2015, representing an increase of 2.3% compared with the previous year. According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO)w, between 2011 and 2015, the actual weekly hours worked by full-time employees declined very slightly and stood at 41 hours and 17 minutes, whereas the number of weeks of annual holiday continued its gradual increase, reaching 5.15 weeks.

19.05.2016 09:15  - FSO, Labour Force (0353-1605-30)
Swiss Labour Force Survey in 1st quarter 2016: labour supply
1.3% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition rises to 5.1%

Neuchâtel, 19.05.2016 (FSO) – The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.3% between the 1st quarter 2015 and the 1st quarter 2016. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) increased from 4.4% to 5.1%. The EU's unemployment rate decreased from 10.2% to 9.2%. These are some of the survey results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

17.05.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1605-20)
Producer and Import Price Index in April 2016
0.3% rise in Producer and Import Price Index

Neuchâtel, 17.05.2016 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index rose in April 2016 by 0.3% compared with the previous month, reaching 99.3 points (base December 2015 = 100). Whereas the Producer Price Index increased by 0.2%, the Import Price Index rose by 0.4%. The rise is due in particular to higher prices for petroleum products. Compared with April 2015, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products fell by 2.4%. These are the findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

12.05.2016 09:15  - FSO, Demography and Migration (0353-1605-00)
Population projections for the cantons in Switzerland 2015-2045
Large increase expected in number of retired people

Neuchâtel, 12.05.2016 (FSO) – Almost all cantons will record positive population growth over the next thirty years. This growth will be accompanied by a marked increase in the number of people of retirement age in all the cantons according to the new population trend scenarios for Switzerland's cantons calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

09.05.2016 09:15  - FSO, Prices (0353-1604-90)
Swiss Consumer Price Index in April 2016
Consumer prices increase by 0.3%

Neuchâtel, 09.05.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index increased by 0.3% in April 2016 compared with the previous month, reaching 100.4 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).

06.05.2016 09:15  - FSO, Tourism (0353-1604-80)
Statistics on tourist accommodation in March 2016
Increase in overnight stays during March 2016

Neuchâtel, 06.05.2016 (FSO) – The Swiss hotel industry registered 3.2 million overnight stays in March 2016, which corresponds to a growth of 5.7% (+170,000 overnight stays) compared with March 2015. Domestic visitors recorded 1.5 million overnight stays, representing an increase of 8.9% (+123,000). Foreign demand registered 1.7 million overnight stays, i.e. an increase of 2.9% (+47,000). In 2016, the Easter weekend took place during the last week of March, whereas in 2015 it fell at the beginning of April. This should be borne in mind for the interpretation of data. These are provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

03.05.2016 09:15  - FSO, Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory (0353-1604-70)
Revision of sustainable development indicator system 2016
The revised MONET indicator system reflects the varied aspects of sustainable development in Switzerland

Neuchâtel, 03.05.2016 (FSO) – The sustainable development monitoring (MONET) has been revised. The revised system enables monitoring of Federal Council’s renewed strategy on the subject by attaching particular importance to the UN's 2030 Agenda goals. The newly designed system is comprised of 73 indicators, 22 of which are new. This range of indicators now allows the topic of gender equality to be highlighted by means of a selection of indicators. The MONET system is published on the internet by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

02.05.2016 09:15  - FSO, Economic Surveys (0353-1604-60)
Retail trade turnover in March 2016
Swiss retail trade turnover falls by 2.4%

Neuchâtel, 02.05.2016 (FSO) – Turnover in the retail sector fell by 2.4% in nominal terms in March 2016 compared with the previous year. This decline has been ongoing since January 2015. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 0.1% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

25.04.2016 09:15  - Eurostat; FSO, Income, Consumption and Living Conditions (0353-1603-00)
Survey on income and living conditions in Switzerland in 2014
Standard of living in Switzerland remains one of the highest in Europe

Neuchâtel, 25.04.2016 (FSO) – In 2014 Switzerland was one of the countries with the highest living standards in Europe. This does not exclude financial difficulties, as 6.6% of the population, i.e. approx. 530,000 people were affected by income poverty. Roughly one person in ten cannot afford a week's holiday away from home according to the Federal Statistical Office's survey on income and living conditions (SILC).

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