Household Budget Survey

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Household Budget Survey: 2016 results

In 2016, the average household disposable income in Switzerland was CHF 7124 per month. A large part of this amount was used for the consumption of goods and services, namely CHF 5310.

Swiss Labour Force Survey

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Swiss Labour Force Survey in 3rd quarter 2018: labour supply

The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.2% between the 3rd quarter 2017 and the 3rd quarter 2018. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) declined by 0.6 percentage points to 4.4%.

Collective wage agreements

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Collective wage agreements

The social partners signatory to Switzerland's main collective labour agreements (CLA) agreed a nominal rise in real wages of 0.9% and a nominal rise in minimum wages of 0.5% for 2018.

Women and men in Europe

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The life of women and men in Europe 2018

Just in time for the European Statistics Day on 20 October, the updated 2018 edition of the collective publication from the European Statistical System ‘The life of women and men in Europe – a statistical portrait’ will be released. This digital, interactive publication contributes to a better understanding of the diversity and characteristics of the life of Europeans.

Graph of the Week

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Health expenditure in OECD countries in 2016

What percentage of the gross domestic product is spent on health care in Switzerland? And how does Switzerland compare with other OECD countries? See our new graph of the week to find out!


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Director General

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Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General

“Methodology is the foundation of official statistics.”

In focus

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Experimental statistics

Experimental statistics are produced using new methods and/or new data sources.

Population census system

Population census system

From a comprehensive census conducted every 10 years, the federal population census became an annual event in 2010. An evaluation of this new census system has been carried out.

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Swiss Health Survey

In 2017, 85% of the Swiss population aged 15 or over felt that they were in good health.

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Mobility and transport: pocket statistics 2018

The brochure “Mobility and transport – Pocket
statistics 2018”  contains the key
facts and figures on transport in Switzerland.

Data Innovation Strategy

Data Innovation Strategy

The FSO has adopted a new data innovation strategy. This constitutes the first response by official statistics to the challenges posed by the digital revolution.

Multi-Annual Programme

Multi-Annual Programme

The multi-annual programme for statistics is a management and planning foundation for the long-term strategy of federal statistics.


Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS)

The main purpose of the SLFS is to provide information on the structure of the labour force and employment behaviour patterns.

Swiss Earnings Structure Survey

The Swiss Earnings Structure Survey (ESS) is a written survey, carried out every two years in enterprises in Switzerland.


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