Labour market

There is consensus that this subject should be included in each integration indicators system. The labour market is a fundamental driver of integration. Access to a job generally means that people are able to cover their basic needs independently. The resources that are generated by having a job also impact participation in other areas of life (access to resources and socio-economic status). Participation in employment can also be considered as an essential condition for integration into society.

You can access the indicators in one of the following ways

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 Neuch√Ętel



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