Occupational mobility

Occupational mobility is examined here in terms of changes in employment or the labour market status. In Switzerland, 19,2% of people who pursued a professional activity in 2018 left their job within one year. They either changed jobs (12.7%), lost their jobs or left the labour market (6.5%). The indicators below show the evolution of turnover rates and their various components:

The gross turnover rate comprises all persons who left their employment between the first quarter q of year t-1 and the corresponding quarter of year t, proportional to the total number of employed persons at the beginning of the period. Thus, this also includes persons who changed employment situation between t-1 and t (employed persons who became unemployed as defined by ILO or who became economically inactive persons).

The net turnover rate comprises all persons who changed employment between the first quarter q of year t-1 and the corresponding quarter of year t, proportional to the total number of employed persons at the beginning of the period. Only employed persons in t-1 and in t are considered.

Further information

Tables

Statistical sources and concepts

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Labour Force
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Tel.
+41 58 463 64 00

Monday to Friday
9.00–11.30 and 14.00–16.00

Contact

Remark

Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/content/bfs/en/home/statistics/work-income/employment-working-hours/employed-persons/occupational-mobility.html