Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS)

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Conducted for the first time in 1991, the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) is sent out to individuals every year. The main purpose of the SLFS is to provide information on the structure of the labour force and employment behaviour patterns. Strict adherence to international definitions allows Swiss data to be compared with OECD and EU data. Since 2010, the SLFS is conducted on a continuous basis.

Fact sheet

In focus

Further information

The English pages offer minimum content. Please refer to the French or German pages for all other methodological publications, lists of variables and SLFS questionnaires. 




Quality reports

On the SLFS

Publications and findings

Press Releases, publications, Eurostat data

Persons interviewed

Sending your phone number, making an appointment, FAQ, SLFS Hotline


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.


Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).