Economically active population, labour market participation

In focus

Foreign labour force in Switzerland: analysis of the 25 most frequent nationalities, average values 2018-2022

The publication focuses on the foreign labour force of the 25 most frequent nationalities in Switzerland and examines their situation on the labour market: labour market participation, sociodemographic characteristics and working conditions of the employed persons. The results are based on average values from 2018 to 2022.

Available in French and German

Labour supply in Switzerland and border regions in 2022

The Swiss labour market is closely linked to neighbouring regions. For the year 2022, the publication examines labour mobility and labour market indicators for Switzerland, 11 European border regions and Liechtenstein.

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.

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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