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Switzerland — Employment up by +0.3% year-on-year in Q1 2010

27 May 2010

The Employment Barometer for the first quarter of 2010 published today by the Federal Statistics Office (OFS), reveals that there were 4.535 million employed individuals in Switzerland in the first quarter of 2010. This is an increase of +0.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Employment among women was up by +0.6% to 2.063 million whilst employment among men was up by +0.1% to 2.472 million.

Employment in industry was down by -1.9% whilst employment in the services sector was up by +0.8%.

The number of job offers was up by +2.9% in Q1 2010 compared to Q1 2009.

To read the full Employment Barometer in French language please click here



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