Diversity and coexistence in Switzerland

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Diversity and coexistence in Switzerland 2018

In 2018, a quarter of people living in Switzerland said they had experienced discrimination or violence. Most victims said their nationality was the reason for discrimination. Most discrimination takes place at work.

Labour Force

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Swiss Labour Force Survey in 4th quarter 2018

The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 0.8% between the 4th quarter 2017 and the 4th quarter 2018. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) increased slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 4.6%.

Cross-border Commuters

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Cross-border Commuter Statistics for 4th quarter 2018

The number of foreign cross-border commuters working in Switzerland fell between the 4th quarter 2017 and the 4th quarter 2018 by 2000 persons (–0.6%).

Expenditure on social assistance

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Finance statistics 2017

In 2017 net expenditure on social assistance in the narrow sense – also called economic social assistance – rose in nominal terms by 3.4% to CHF 2.8 billion. Year-on-year change thus remained at the level of recent years.

Graph of the Week

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Occupational pension plan trends

What is the situation of occupational pensions in Switzerland? Our new graph of the week summarises pension fund trends in an index showing total assets, benefits paid out and recipients for the years 2008 to 2017.

Publications

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Director General

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Dr MBA Georges-Simon Ulrich, Director General

“The FSO’s activities are permeable, transversal and systematic.”

In focus

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Experimental statistics

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

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.

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Demographic trends

The Swiss education system is in keeping with the current trend and expected trends on the labour market.

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Mobility and transport: pocket statistics 2018

The brochure “Mobility and transport – Pocket
statistics 2018”  contains the key
facts and figures on transport in Switzerland.

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

Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).

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