20.12.2022 - New statistical information

Social assistance recipients in 2021

In 2021, 265 100 persons in Switzerland received social assistance in the form of a financial benefit on at least one occasion. The social assistance rate fell by 0.1 percentage points to 3.1%. This decline was associated with a lower number of new recipients. As in the previous year, the COVID-19 pandemic had a minor impact on social assistance. These are some of the findings of the Social Assistance Statistics.

Theme Social security

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