Employment Statistics (ES)

The Employment Statistics provide important structural and economic information that can be used to monitor the labour market. Everyone working in Switzerland is covered by these statistics. Persons in employment are those who carry out an economic activity as defined by the national accounts for at least one hour per week. The ES were created in 1977. General figures go back as far as 1948. Other, more detailed figures as far as 1960.

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

Monday to Friday
9.00–11.30 and 14.00–16.00


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Pandemic and statistical data collection

The current pandemic is affecting the entire country. In this difficult context and in order to measure the consequences, the FSO must continue to produce reliable statistical information for both the authorities and the public. We thank you in advance for your assistance should we contact you.


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