In 2017, 8.0% of salaried employees in Switzerland had a fixed-term contract compared with 6.7% in 2010. Almost a quarter of salaried employees aged between 15 and 24 years had an employment contract of this type, with internships (40.9%) accounting for a large share of this amount.
In 2017, the number of bankruptcy proceedings opened by businesses and persons was at its highest since 2008, whereas the total financial losses resulting from liquidation proceedings reached their lowest level since 1994.
Transitions after a title of upper secondary level
85% of holders of a federal proficiency certificate obtain their first job within 3 months of completing their qualification and 46% remain in the company that trained them. However, 19% are registered as unemployed at some point during the two and a half years following their qualification.
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 survey, part of the population fill in a written questionnaire.