Multiple employment

In 2019, 372 000 employed persons (excluding apprentices) in Switzerland said that they exercised more than one professional activity, i. e. 8.3% of the employed population.

A higher proportion of women than men split their professional activity in this way (10.7% of employed women compared with 6.1% of employed men).

Over the past three decades, the share of persons in multiple employment has risen markedly, from 4.1% of the total number of employed persons in 1991 to 7.9% twenty-eight years later.

Further information


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Statistical sources and concepts

On this topic

Employment contracts

Permanent, fixed-term employment contract

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

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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