Activity rate of 15-64 year olds


The activity rates (see definition on this page) indicate the labour market participation of the population aged 16 to 64 by migration status.   However, they make no distinction between people working full-time or part-time. This information is completed by the activity rates in full-time equivalents, which take into account the work-time percentage.

Economically active persons includes employed and unemployed persons as defined by the ILO. Economically active persons constitute the labour supply. The reference population is the permanent resident population aged 15 to 64.

The activity rate of 15-64 year-olds is the proportion of people participating in the labour market (employed persons) in the reference population.

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All indicators

Some 68 indicators describe the current situation and changes in the integration of the population with a migration background and/or of foreign nationals in Switzerland in eleven areas of life in our society.

Key indicators

34 key indicators provide an overview of the progress made on the journey towards integration and the state of integration of the population with a migration background. If this information is lacking, the population is shown by nationality, and where this variable is available, the country of birth.


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel



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