Hours worked

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Swiss Labour Force Survey and its derivative statistics: hours worked in 2022

In 2022, 7.922 billion hours were worked in Switzerland, an increase of 1.3% compared with the previous year. The pre-pandemic level was achieved.

Employment barometer

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Employment barometer in the 1st quarter 2023

In the 1st quarter 2023, the total employment rose by 2.2% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (seasonally adjusted +0.6% compared with the previous quarter). Calculated in full-time equivalents, this was an increase in jobs of 2.4%.

Research and development

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Research and development in Switzerland in 2021

Switzerland dedicated CHF 24.6 billion to R&D in 2021. This represents an average annual increase of 4% compared with 2019, the year of the last survey.

Secondary sector

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Production, orders and turnover statistics of the secondary sector in the 1st quarter 2023

Secondary sector production rose by 2.9% in 1st quarter 2023 in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier. Turnover rose by 6.1%. This increase has been uninterrupted since 1st quarter 2021.

Residential property prices

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Swiss residential property price index in the 1st quarter 2023

The Swiss residential property price index fell in the 1st quarter 2023 compared with the previous quarter by 1.2% and reached 114.6 points. Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, inflation was 3.9%.

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Takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS

Following the takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS, here is some useful information from the FSO on the financial services sector in Switzerland.

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30 years of the Federal Statistics Act

2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the creation and adoption of the Federal Statistics Act (FStatA) in Switzerland.

In focus

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Experimental statistics

Experimental statistics are produced using new methods and/or new data sources.

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Open Government Data

The FSO’s Open Government Data unit is responsible for implementing the Swiss OGD strategy in close cooperation with the Department of Home Affairs.

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Structural survey 2022

The structural survey of the population census is currently underway. The questionnaire can be answered online or in paper form. A free hotline is available for enquiries.

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Unlocking the power of data initiative

This project aims to contribute to advancing data ecosystems to provide the information needed for an fact-based worldview.

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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 2019–2023 Legislature Plan.

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Data science

The federal government wishes to use data science in a more targeted way in the future to support the government and the administration in their work.

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The Confederation's annual statistical programme

The Confederation’s annual statistical programme shows how the mandate of federal statistics to produce and communicate user-friendly information on important areas of life in society is implemented.

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Artificial Intelligence

At its meeting on 25.08.2021, the Federal Council decided to develop a “Competence Network for Artificial Intelligence” (CNW AI). The corresponding unit for this will be attached to the FSO.

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