Occupational mobility

Occupational mobility is examined here in terms of changes in employment or the labour market status. In Switzerland, 19,3% of people who pursued a professional activity in 2017 left their job within one year. They either changed jobs (12.7%), lost their jobs or left the labour market (6.6%). 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.

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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

Full-time and part-time

Persons employed part-time and full-time by gender

Occupation, occupational position and economic activities

Major occupation groups of employed persons by nationality

Working conditions

Overview of indicators on working conditions

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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