Recruitment challenges

The job statistics describes the quarterly evolution of the recruitment challenges per economic division and major region.


Recruitment challenges per sector in%
   2nd Qtr 2020  2nd Qtr 2021 Variation  in percentage points
Total 28.2 31.5 +3.3
Secondary sector 35.1 41.7 +6.6
Tertiary sector 26.4 28.7 +2.3
Job Statistics (JOBSTAT), FSO

Reading aid : during the current quarter, companies involved in BESTA that indicated they had found qualified staff only with difficulties or not found any at all, accounted for X% of the sample.

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Results can be broken down to major region level on the basis of the Job Statistics (BESTA).

The cantons of Geneva, Neuch√Ętel, St. Gallen, Vaud, as well as the cities of Zurich and Winterthur, have been financing additional samples for several years, which allows them to obtain quarterly results at the cantonal or municipal level. You will obtain these results directly from the authorities concerned.


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Federal Statistical Office Section Economic Surveys
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel



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