Swiss Labour Force Survey

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Swiss Labour Force Survey 2017

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.

Poverty in Switzerland

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Poverty in Switzerland: update 2016 and poverty dynamics

While the majority of people affected by poverty regained an income above the poverty threshold after one year, around 1% of the population remained poor in the long term.

Bankruptcy statistics 2017

Bankruptcy statistics 2017

Bankruptcy statistics 2017

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

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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.

Graph of the Week: Swiss citizens abroad

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Swiss citizens abroad 2017 – world map

Over three quarters of a million Swiss citizens live abroad. You can see where they are exactly in our graph of the week. To see the graph, simply click on the world map opposite!

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Director General

Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General

Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General

“The FSO focuses on the sustainable production of statistical information that can be used for temporal and spatial comparison to successfully fulfil its mission, also in the future”

In focus

Population change

Population change

At the end of 2017, Switzerland had a population of 8 482 200, i.e. 62 600 (+0.7%) more than in 2016.

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.

Police crime statistics

Police crime statistics

In 2017, the number of offences known to and recorded by the police decreased in most areas of the police crime statistics. Overall, the number of offences has continuously declined since 2012.

Statistical Data on Switzerland 2018

Statistical Data on Switzerland 2018

Did you know that there are around 46 000 known species of flora, fauna and fungi in Switzerland? Find out more and discover other fascinating facts in the new Statistical Data on Switzerland 2018.

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.

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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