In 2017, 555 626 enterprises were engaged in a commercial economic activity in Switzerland. Of these, 39 303 (7.1 % of the total) were started from scratch during that year. New businesses have to fight for their survival. Although four out of five enterprises created in 2016 were still active after one year, the survival rate of new businesses from 2013 fell to 54.6 % after four years. These are the latest results from the Federal Statistical Office’s (FSO) statistics on business demography (UDEMO).
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Share of strong growth enterprises according to their size of employees
Stock of active enterprises and their employees according to Swiss larger regions
Newly founded enterprises and new jobs according to larger Swiss regions
Closures of enterprises with loss of jobs according to larger Swiss regions
Dispersion of newly founded enterprises and newly created jobs according to sizes
Dispersion of enterprise closures and job losses according to sizes
Dispersion of stock of active enterprises and their employees according to size
Changes of numbers of jobs between the foundation year and 2017 according to occupation at the beginning and larger Swiss region
Changes in occupation between the foundation year and 2017 according to the occupation at the beginning and size
Strong growth enterprises according to Swiss Cantons
Survival rate of newly founded enterprises according to large Swiss regions, 2017
Strong growth enterprises according to business activities and jobs
Survival rate of newly founded enterprises after one, two , three and four years