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More and more workers – Switzerland, on rank two

84.2% of the Swiss resident population between 15 and 64 years have a job. In Europe, only the Icelanders take part in the more lively in the labour market. The high proportion of part-time jobs in Switzerland, put into perspective, however, the positive result.

More than one third of Swiss workers in part-time work as the labour force survey, in 2018, the Federal office for statistics (BFS). Only in the Netherlands, the part-time rate is even higher: only every second person has a full-time job. If you count the employment rate in full-time equivalents, in Switzerland, nearly three-quarters.

second place in Europe Only in Iceland, more people are employed than in Switzerland. Source: BFS

the women behind the men, but they are catching up slowly. In 2018, four out of five of Switzerland were employed, 8.6 percentage points less than for men. In 2010, the Swiss women were located but still almost 12 percentage points in the residue.

more and more mothers are working

the women are catching up in Switzerland, is due to the fact that fewer and fewer mothers withdraw from the labor market. In 2010, two - thirds of 25-to 54-year-old mothers with children under four years of age were employed, in 2018, there were already about three-quarters.

In the case of the fathers, the employment rate is not reduced in addition to the family, but they reduce more and more frequently to the family for the sake of your workload. In the case of fathers with children under four years, the part-time rate has increased in the last eight years to 5.3 percentage points to 14.1 percent.

62.2 percent of employed mothers and 14.9% of the employed fathers with children under 15 years of age in the household, that you have reduced because of the childcare tasks to her workload. A quarter of the fathers and almost one-third of the mothers changed their working hours. Mothers change almost twice as often in the work place for a better reconciliation of work and family than men.


Created: 23.04.2019, 12:16 PM

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