Wage levels in Switzerland

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Wage levels in Switzerland

In 2014, the gross median wage for a full-time job was CHF 6189 in the Swiss private sector as a whole. Between 2012 and 2014 wages rose by 1.2%.

European Statistics Day 2016

European Statistics Day 2016

European Statistics Day 2016

At the initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks, the European Statistics Day was celebrated by the European statistical community on 20 October.

Swiss Consumer Price Index

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Swiss Consumer Price Index

The Swiss Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.1% in September 2016 compared with the previous month, reaching 100.2 points (December 2015=100). Inflation was -0.2% in comparison with the same month in the previous year.

Assisted suicide and suicide in Switzerland

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Publication Assisted suicide and suicide in Switzerland

In 2014, 742 cases of assisted suicide were registered in Switzerland. The Federal Statistical Office is issuing a report on this for the second time. When is assisted suicide resorted to, who is affected and what are the underlying diseases? How do cases of assisted suicide differ from the just over 1000 suicide cases?

Graph of the week

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Graph of the Week: Swiss civil aviation 2015

Everything about aerodrome infrastructure, aircraft, employment, aircraft movements, traffic performance, energy and emissions and accidents in Switzerland. Discover all the details in the Civil Aviation Statistics published by the FSO since 2003.



Director General

Dr. Georges-Simon Ulrich, Direktor des BFS

Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich

Ā«Statistics are like a language:
- learn to understand
- discuss
- and further develop it!Ā»

In focus

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The agricultural statistics show changes in the number of farms, jobs, utilised areas, livestock and other data. Time series allow the development of important key figures to be shown over several years.

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Occupational pension plans

The purpose of occupational pension funds is, together
with AHV/AVS, to enable old, disabled or widowed persons to maintain their previous standard of living.

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New Statistics Website

Since October 17, 2016 FSO is pleased to present its new look!


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.

Structural Survey

The structural survey is a component of the Population Census and complements information obtained from registers with additional statistics on the structure of the population.  In this


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