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Swiss Labour Force Survey and its derivative statistics: working hours

Hours worked increased in 2016


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Over 7.8 billion hours worked in 2017

Neuchâtel, 27.07.2017 (FSO) - The total number of hours worked in Switzerland reached 7.892 billion in 2016, representing an increase of 1.4% compared with the previous year. According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), between 2011 and 2016, the actual weekly hours worked by full-time employees declined by 13 minutes and stood at 41 hours and 10 minutes, whereas the number of weeks of annual holiday continued its gradual increase to 5.12 weeks.

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