Rise of 380 000 jobs in tertiary sector between 2011 and 2018 in Switzerland

In 2018, almost 70 000 additional jobs were counted in Switzerland, bringing the total to more than 5.2 million. As in the previous years, the tertiary sector, which accounted for some 4 million jobs in 2018, contributed greatly to this increase with a +1.5 % rise in employment. The level of employment also rose in the secondary sector (+1.2 %) while continuing to disintegrate in the primary sector (–0.8 %). These are the latest results of the Federal Statistical Office’s (FSO) structural business statistics (STATENT).

Share of employed according to size classes of enterprises and economic sectors in 2018:

Share of enterprises according to size classes and economic sector 2018:

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