The brochure “Mobility and transport – Pocket statistics 2018” contains the key facts and figures on transport in Switzerland: from infrastructure and vehicle stocks to road traffic accidents and tonne-kilometres and person-kilometres covered.
Construction expenditure in 2017 increased in comparison with the previous year by 0.8% in nominal terms. Compared with the previous year, investment in building engineering projects increased by 2.1%, while investment in civil engineering projects fell by 5.2%.
The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter 2018 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. The unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) rose during the same period by 0.2 percentage points to 4.6%.
Graph of the Week: Persons in part-time employment
Between the fourth quarter 2012 and the fourth quarter 2017, the number of people working part-time rose among both Swiss (+2.7 percentage points) and foreign workers (+1.0). This type of work is common among women (61.4% of Swiss women compared with 47.7% of foreign women).