Employment in Switzerland continued to fall in the 3rd quarter 2020

In the 3rd quarter 2020, total employment (number of jobs) fell by 0.4 % in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.5 % with previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period declined by 0.1 %.

The Swiss economy counted 11 900 fewer vacancies than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year (–15.1 %) with the employment outlook indicator also indicating a downward trend (-2.3 %). These are some of the latest findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).