Economically active population, labour market participation

In focus

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 this 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

Cross-border commuters in Switzerland

Cross-border commuters in Switzerland

At the end of 2020, some 343'000 cross-border commuters were working in Switzerland. This was twice as many as 25 years ago. The publication "Cross-border commuters in Switzerland 1996-2020" (available in German or French) shows the development and characteristics of foreign cross-border commuters in Switzerland from 1996.

Available in French and German

At a glance

Further information


Press releases

Statistical sources and concepts

On this topic

Labour market status, persons in employment

Trend in number of employed persons, composition of the permanent resident population

Labour market participation rate

Percentage of economically active persons in the reference population

Occupational mobility

Changes of job or employment status on labour market

Labour market dynamics: entries and departures, migrations

Movements on the labour market and migration of economically active persons

Foreign labour force

Employed persons of foreign nationality by residence permit

Cross-border commuters

Foreign cross-border commuters by country of residence

Future trends in the economically active population (scenarios)

Future economically active population trend and economic activity rates for 2020-2050 period

Economically active persons by canton, district, town

Economic activity rate of 15 to 64 by canton and district


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