Swiss Employment barometre in the 2nd quarter 2018 – Sharp rise in employment in Switzerland

In the 2nd quarter 2018, total employment (number of jobs) rose by 2.1 % in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.4 % with previous quarter).

In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period rose by 2.0 %. The Swiss economy counted 14 000 more vacancies than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year (+22.6 %) and the employment outlook indicator is also indicating an upward trend (+1.1 %). These are some of the findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).