Employment contracts

In 2018, 7.8% of salaried employees had a fixed-term contract compared with 6.7% in 2010. Almost a quarter of salaried employees aged between 15 and 24 years (23.2%) had an employment contract of this type, with internships (37.0%) accounting for a large share of this amount. 1.2% of salaried employees were employed and paid by a temporary employment agency. A far larger share of salaried employees (5.8%) found their jobs through a private employment agency but were paid by the company for which they worked.

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Working hours

Type of weekly hours, non-standard work, weekend work, evening work, night work, flexible working hours, on-call work, shift work

Place of work

Homeworking, telecommuting

Multiple employment

Employed persons with more than one job

Quality of employment

Selection of indicators on the quality of employment


Federal Statistical Office Section Labour Force
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel



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