Employment and working hours

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Shift workers in Switzerland 2002–2022

Shift workers in Switzerland 2002–2022

The publication examines the development of shift work in Switzerland and in European comparison. In addition, it examines the characteristics and health status of shift workers, differentiating between shift models.

Available in French and German

Tasks, digital tools and risks of automation in employment

Tasks, digital tools and risks of automation in employment in 2022

The publication provides an overview of the time spent on intellectual tasks, manual tasks, social interactions and the use of digital tools in the workplace. It also looks at one aspect of the risk of automation at work, namely the proportion of employed people reporting a very high degree of routine and a low level of autonomy.

Available in French and German

Cross-border commuters

Cross-border commuters

The Cross-Border Commuter Statistics provide quarterly information on the number of foreign cross-border commuters with a G permit working in Switzerland. The results are detailed by place of residence and place of work as well as by the main socio-demographic characteristics.

Labour market indicators

Labour market indicators 2023

“Labour market indicators” presents the main highlights among the vast range of employment data. Topics covered include employment, working hours, unemployment, job vacancies, dynamic aspects of the labour market, as well as salary structure and trends.

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Economically active population, labour market participation

Labour market status, persons in employment, labour market participation rate, occupational mobility, labour market dynamics: entries and departures, migrations, foreign labour force, cross-border commuters, future trends in the economically active population (scenarios), economically active persons by canton, district, town

Labour force characteristics

Full-time and part-time, multiple employment (several jobs), occupation, occupational position, economic sector, educational level

Working hours, absences and holidays

Actual hours worked, contractual working hours of employees, usual working hours, overtime, absences,holidays

Working conditions, quality of employment

Employment contracts (length, agency, internship), years of service, work schedule (night, weekend, on call), place of work, teleworking, quality of employment, Internet-mediated platform services

Age, generations, retirement, health and work

Average age of economically active population, young people in the labour market, employment and retirement, generations in the labour market health and work

Balancing work and family and unpaid work

Balancing work and family, domestic and family workload, voluntary work, household production satellite account


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