Statistical report of the social situation in Switzerland

The Swiss social statistics report was published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) for the first time in 2011. The third edition was published in 2019.

The information presented in this report helps to promote a better understanding of social policy in Switzerland. Its aim is therefore as follows:

  • To describe the main socio-economic changes and living conditions of the population in Switzerland;
  • To describe the development of social policy;
  • To identify those most at risk of social exclusion.

Key indicators on the social situation in Switzerland
Unemployment rate (based on ILO definition) 4.8%
2020
Expenditures for social benefits CHF 183 billion 2019
Expenditure on social assistance in the broader sense CHF 8.6 billion 2019
Income poverty rate 8.7% 2019
Rate of social assistance in the narrow sense 3.2% 2019
Sources: SLFS, TSSA, SHS, SILC

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Federal Statistical Office Section Social Welfare
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
Switzerland

info.social@bfs.admin.ch

Tel.
+41 58 461 44 44

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