Labour force characteristics

In focus

Cross-border commuters in Switzerland

Non-standard forms of employment 2010-2020

The publication discusses non-standard forms of employment (for example fixed short-term contracts, part-time work with low work-time percentage, employees via (and paid by) temporary recruitment services), with the focus on socio-demographic and work-related factors and in comparison over time.

Available in French and German

Cross-border commuters in Switzerland

Mothers in the labour market in 2021

Consequences of motherhood on the professional life of women. Description of the working situation of mothers overall and how this changes with the arrival of a child and as the child grows up. Situation of economically inactive mothers and the working conditions of those returning to work after a period of inactivity.

Available in French and German

At a glance

Further information


Press releases

Statistical sources and concepts

On this topic

Full-time and part-time

Persons employed part-time and full-time, Job-sharing

Multiple employment (several jobs)

Employed persons with more than one job

Occupation, occupational position

Major occupation groups and occupational position of employed persons by sex

Economic sector and branch

Share of foreign employed persons by economic sector

Educational level

Educational level of the economically active population


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