Federal popular vote of 12 February

Federal popular vote of 12 February

Federal popular vote of 12 February

Discover regional results (by canton and by district). Results of previous similar popular votes and links to the main relevant statistics.

Research and development in private enterprises

Research and development

Research and development in private enterprises 2015

In 2015, almost 57,000 people worked within enterprises to carry out research activities. At international level, Switzerland is among those countries where enterprises are the most active in R&D.

Labour supply

Swiss Labour Force Survey in 4th quarter 2016: labour supply

Swiss Labour Force Survey in 4th quarter 2016: labour supply

The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.5% between the 4th quarter 2015 and the 4th quarter 2016.

Retail trade turnover

Retail trade turnover in November 2016

Retail trade turnover in November 2016

Turnover in the retail sector rose by 0.2% in nominal terms in November 2016 compared with the previous year. This is the first increase since December 2014. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 0.4% compared with the previous month.

Graph of the Week: Consumer Price Index

Graph of the Week: Consumer Price Index

Consumer Price Index (CPI): basket and weights

The CPI measures the change in prices of goods and services which are representative of the private households'consumption in Switzerland.

Publications

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Director General

Dr. Georges-Simon Ulrich, Direktor des BFS

Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich

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In focus

Tourismusstatistik

Swiss tourism statistics 2015

The aim of this publication is to present in detail the results of the FSO’s tourism statistics and to provide a summarised overview of the tourism sector.

Research and development

Research and development

Research and development in private enterprises: In 2015, almost 57,000 people worked within enterprises to carry out research activities.

Monitoring of the legislature plan

Monitoring of the legislature plan

The purpose of the legislature indicators is to observe the objectives defined by the Federal Council and Parliament in the 2015-2019 Legislature Plan.

Surveys

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 survey, part of the population fill in a written questionnaire.

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.

Remark

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