Neuchâtel, 26.05.2015 (FSO) – The Federal Statistical Office's (FSO) quarterly indicators show employment growth of 0.8% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. The increase was once again mainly seen in the tertiary sector (+1.0%). Nevertheless, the number of job vacancies (-6.0%) and the employment outlook indicator (-1.5%) fell, while there was a slight increase in difficulty in recruiting personnel (+0.3%) compared with the same quarter of the previous year.
Neuchâtel, 26.05.2015 (FSO) – The traditional family continues to lose ground to single-person households and single parent or blended families. At the same time, the population's educational level is rising and the educational level demanded by the labour market is increasing. Some groups of the population remain particularly exposed to the risk of social exclusion in this context. These are the results of the second edition of the Swiss social report published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). This was supplemented by information on income poverty and a section dedicated to the population's perceived well-being.
Neuchâtel, 21.05.2015 (FSO) – According to results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the total number of hours worked in Switzerland reached 7.712 billion in 2014, representing an increase of 1.2% compared with the previous year. Between 2010 and 2014, the actual weekly hours worked by full-time employees declined by 5 minutes and stood at 41 hours and 20 minutes, whereas the number of weeks of holiday rose slightly from 5.0 to 5.1 weeks.
Neuchâtel, 18.05.2015 (FSO) – According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), real turnover in the retail sector adjusted for sales days and holidays fell by 2.8% in March 2015 compared with March 2014 (in nominal terms -4.6%). Real, seasonally adjusted turnover in the retail sector rose by 0.7% in March 2015 compared with February 2015 (in nominal terms +0.7%).
Neuchâtel, 18.05.2015 (FSO) – According to figures from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), the number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 2.8% between the 1st quarter 2014 and the 1st quarter 2015. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) decreased from 4.8% to 4.4%. The EU's unemployment rate based on the ILO definition also decreased from 11.0% to 10.2%.
Neuchâtel, 15.05.2015 (FSO) – The Producer and Import Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 2.1% in April 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 92.4 points (base December 2010 = 100). Lower prices were registered in particular for machinery, electronic and optical products, metal products, electrical equipment, motor vehicles and medical equipment. The price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products dropped by 5.2% year-on-year.
Neuchâtel, 11.05.2015 (FSO) – In the first weeks of this year, many more people died in Switzerland than was expected. This period of excess mortality coincided with the peak of the last wave of flu. The Federal Statistical Office (FSO) will from now on publish weekly death figures on its website.
Neuchâtel, 08.05.2015 (FSO) – The Swiss Consumer Price Index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.2% in April 2015 compared with the previous month, reaching 98.1 points (December 2010=100). Compared to the same month in the previous year, the inflation rate was -1.1%, compared with annualised rates of -0.9% in March 2015 and of 0.0% in April 2014.
Neuchâtel, 07.05.2015 (FSO) – The Swiss hotel industry registered 3.0 million overnight stays in March 2015, which corresponds to a decrease of 7.4% (-239,000 overnight stays) compared with March 2014. Foreign demand generated 1.6 million overnight stays, i.e. a decline of 8.3% (-146,000 overnight stays). Domestic visitors generated 1.4 million overnight stays, representing a decline of 6.3% (-93,000 overnight stays). These are the provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) for March 2015.
Neuchâtel, 30.04.2015 (FSO) - Switzerland's 52 registered youth hostels generated 951,000 overnight stays in 2014, i.e. an increase of 0.4% compared with 2013. The 412 campsites, for their part, recorded 2.7 million overnight stays, representing a decline of 6.7% compared with the previous year (-26.9% since 2009). These are the final results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).