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Statistical report of the social situation in Switzerland

The Statistical report of the social situation in Switzerland describes the main social and economic trends affecting Switzerland as a whole and the different risks people may have
to face during their lifetime. It analyses the social protection available to individuals and population groups who are confronted with risks that are insufficiently provided for in Switzerland's social
security system.

At a glance

Social reports: main indicators
Indicator Result Most recent source
Single parent with children under 25 years (in percent) 4.5%
Structural Survey 2017
Economic activity rate 65.3% SLFS 2018
Unemployment rate based on ILO definition 4.7% SLFS 2018
Disposable equivalised income (median in CHF) 4 121 Household Budget Survey 2016
Proportion of people without qualifications   11.6% SLFS 2018
Social assistance rate 3.2% Social Assistance Statistics 2018
Sources: Population and Households Statistics, Structural Survey, Swiss Labour Force Survey, Household Budget Survey, Social assistance Statistics

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Statistical report of the social situation in Switzerland

The Swiss social statistics report focuses on population groups at risk of social exclusion. It is based on a description of the Swiss social, economic and institutional context.


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