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Switzerland - Employment growth slows but skills gap still looming

12 December 2011

Employment was up by +0.7% or up by +30,000 individuals to 4 million in Q3 2011 when compared with Q3 2010, according to the latest statistics, published today, by the Federal Statistics Office (OFS).

Employment in the secondary sector was up by +1% or up by +10,000 jobs whilst employment in the tertiary sector was up by +0.7 or up by +19,000 jobs.

Quarter-on-quarter, employment was almost stagnant with a minimum increase of +0.1% in Q3 2011 when compared with Q2 2011.

However, 33% of Swiss employers still find it difficult to recruit qualified staff, up +2.5% in Q3 2011 when compared with the same period last year.

To read the full statistics, in French language, please click here

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