Full-time and part-time


Persons employed with a work-time percentage of less than 90% in their main activity are considered to work part-time.


In 2016, 3.7% of all employees and 9.8% of part-time employees job-shared. Job-sharing is particularly popular among the following employees: Women, parents whose youngest child is under the age of 15, employed persons working part-time with a work-time percentage of between 20% and 69%, employees in the economic sector “Education and teaching”, as well as persons working as clerical support workers or professionals.

In the Swiss Labour Force Survey SLFS, the question on job-sharing is phrased as follows: “Some people who work part-time work in a job-share, i.e. they share a job and its responsibilities with another person. In general, there is a single job description for both employees. Do you work in a job-share?”
Part-time employees with a work-time percentage of less than 90% are taken into consideration.
The question on job-sharing is not asked every year. For this reason, the indicator is not updated on an annual basis.

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Employed persons

Trend, Full-time and part-time, Occupation, Working conditions, Occupational mobility, Swiss and foreign nationals, Cross-border commuters, Employment and retirement, Balancing work and family, Health and work

Trend in the number of employed persons

Employed persons in Switzerland since 1991

Occupation, occupational position and economic activities

Major occupation groups of employed persons by nationality

Working conditions

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Occupational mobility

Changes of job or employment status on labour market. Turnover rate.

Swiss and foreign nationals

Employed persons of Swiss or foreign nationality

Employment and retirement

Number of retired people per 100 employed persons.


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