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Household production satellite account 2020

Household production satellite account 2020

The household production satellite account (SHHP) compares the notional, monetary value of unpaid work with Switzerland's total gross value added, thus demonstrating its importance in the national economy. In 2020, the gross value added of private households accounted for 41.4% of the total economy extended to include household production. This is shown in the latest SHHP figures.

Cross-border commuters in Switzerland

Non-standard forms of employment 2010-2020

The publication discusses non-standard forms of employment (for example fixed short-term contracts, part-time work with low work-time percentage, employees via (and paid by) temporary recruitment services), with the focus on socio-demographic and work-related factors and in comparison over time.

Available in French and German

Cross-border commuters in Switzerland

Mothers in the labour market in 2021

Consequences of motherhood on the professional life of women. Description of the working situation of mothers overall and how these changes with the arrival of a child and as the child grows up. Situation of economically inactive mothers and the working conditions of those returning to work after a period of inactivity.

Available in French and German

Labour market indicators

Labour market indicators 2022

“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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