Employment barometer in the 2nd quarter 2018 Sharp rise in employment in Switzerland
0.1% decline in employment in Q1 2020 and pessimistic business forecasts due to COVID-19
Neuchâtel, 28 August 2018 (FSO) - In the 2nd quarter 2018, total employment (number of jobs) rose by 2.1% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.4% with previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period rose by 2.0%. The Swiss economy counted 14 000 more vacancies than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year (+22.6%) and the employment outlook indicator is also indicating an upward trend (+1.1%). These are some of the findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
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