Unemployment, underemployment and vacancies

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Persons aged 15 to 29 in the Swiss labour market in 2020

Employment characteristics of the population under 30 years of age: share of 15-29 year-olds in the total economically active population, activity rate, unemployment rate, working conditions depending on whether the person is in education or not.

Only available in French and German


Additional unemployment indicators

Additional unemployment indicators

This publication examines additional indicators for unemployment (underemployed persons and potential workforce), providing a complete picture of the non-exploited potential workforce.

Only available in French and German

SLFS 2020 in Brief

SLFS 2020 in Brief

The SLFS in Brief informs a wide audience of the main indicators of the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS). The brochure provides information on the Swiss labour market with international comparisons (Labour force participation, unemployment and underemployment, retirement and working life).

Labour market indicators

Labour market indicators for 2021

Labour market indicators for 2021. Comments on findings for the period 2015-2021

Further information


Press releases

Related topics

Statistical sources and concepts

On this topic

Unemployed based on ILO definition

Unemployment rate as defined by ILO, long-term unemployed as per the ILO definition

Underemployment, potential labour force, NEET

Persons actively looking for work, shortage of work


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