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Total Social Security Accounts 2018 Expenditure on social benefits remained stable in 2018

02.07.2020 - Expenditure on social benefits in Switzerland remained stable overall between 2017 and 2018 (+0.2% in real terms). The increase in expenditure in 2018 on old age was partly offset by a decrease in expenditure on unemployment. The level of social expenditure in Switzerland (26.1% of the GDP) was slightly below the European average (26.8%) according to the latest figures from Eurostat available for 2017. In Switzerland, as in European countries, old age and health care absorbed most of the social benefits.

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