Labour market

The labour market can promote and accelerate the integration process. Being economically active – whether employed or self-employed – generally enables people to cover their basic needs independently. In addition, the financial resources generated by work also play a key role in people's ability to participate in other areas of life (e.g. access to cultural, social or sporting activities, etc.). Labour market participation also tends to foster social contacts with different population groups and, in some contexts, the learning of national languages.

Help for interpretation: With the exception of the rate of employees with managerial function, the population with a migration background – in particular the first generation – is less well positioned on the labour market than the population without a such a background. 


Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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CH-2010 Neuchâtel



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