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Switzerland - CH

EU regions: Switzerland

map of Switzerland CH
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long term unemployment2021q41.7
share of long term unemployed2021q440.1
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average2018160
unemployment rate2021q44.6
employment rate2021q480.4
number of inhabitants20218 670 300
population density2019215.1
working hours on full time job2021q443.5
percentage of workers usually working from home20205.7
percentage of employees ususally working on Sunday202016
percentage of employees with temporary contracts2021q411.7
percentage of part time workers2021q438.84
percentage of part time workers, men2021q417.68
percentage of part time workers, women2021q462.39
gender pay gap202018.4
life long learning participation202122.7
youth unemployment rate2021q47.7
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education2021q48.8
unemployment rate of youth with secondary education2021q47.4
unemployment rate of youth with tertiary education2021q44.6
unemployment rate of low educated people2021q48.5
unemployment rate – over 55 years2021q44.1
people at risk of poverty or social exclusion202018.1
aggregate replacement ratio20200.51
aggregate replacement ratio – females20200.57
old-age dependency ratio202128.4
gender gap in employment rate2021q491.66
gender gap in unemployment rate2021q4102.22
annual net earnings of a full-time single worker without children earning an average wage in PPS202142 753

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demographic pyramid CH Switzerland based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Switzerland

age grouplow educationmiddle educationhigh education
Y20-29P: 82.6
E: 60.8; U: 6.8; I: 15.0
P: 606.1
E: 464.7; U: 34.1; I: 107.3
P: 333.3
E: 284.1; U: 13.4; I: 35.8
Y30-39P: 101.4
E: 70.8; U: 9.6; I: 21.0
P: 454.9
E: 388.0; U: 22.3; I: 44.6
P: 658.4
E: 598.6; U: 23.0; I: 36.8
Y40-49P: 138.6
E: 109.0; U: 8.6; I: 21.0
P: 486.5
E: 417.4; U: 19.6; I: 49.5
P: 555.2
E: 502.1; U: 19.3; I: 33.8
Y50-59P: 163.5
E: 118.2; U: 10.0; I: 35.3
P: 620.3
E: 517.5; U: 20.5; I: 82.3
P: 496.7
E: 450.0; U: 13.7; I: 33.0
Y60-69P: 142.7
E: 43.8; U: 2.5; I: 96.4
P: 508.7
E: 213.5; U: 8.7; I: 286.5
P: 297.7
E: 163.6; U: 4.4; I: 129.7

note: in thousands, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive

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From wikipedia:

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

The establishment of the Old Swiss Confederacy dates to the late medieval period, resulting from a series of military successes against Austria and Burgundy. Swiss independence from the Holy Roman Empire was formally recognized in the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. Since the Reformation of the 16th century, Switzerland has maintained a strong policy of armed neutrality; it has not fought an international war since 1815 and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless, it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Switzerland is the birthplace of the Red Cross, one of the world's oldest and best known humanitarian organisations, and is home to numerous international organisations, including the second largest UN office.

other: Switzerland, Czech Republic, Cyprus

neighbours: LIECHTENSTEIN, France, Italy, Germany, Austria


Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: EU regions - Switzerland - CH, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/eu-regions/CH


Current statistics

April 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 193409, of which 88066 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.2 % (3.3 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.8 % (14.0 %), Revúca 21.0 % (13.5 %), Kežmarok 18.8 % (10.1 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.9 %, Trenčín 3.0 %, Ilava 3.2 %, Bratislava I 3.3 %, Hlohovec 3.4 %