Need to know language better (professional reasons)


In 2014 and 2017, the SLFS contained a variable on the “need to improve skills in an official language in order to find suitable work”. This question was posed to unemployed persons based on ILO definition and economically inactive persons wishing to work. The results show the percentage of people that responded positively to this question.

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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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