In the 2nd quarter 2021, total employment (number of jobs) rose by 0.6 % in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.2 % with previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period rose by 0.3 %. This increase was mainly due to growth in the tertiary sector. The Swiss economy counted 24300 more vacancies than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year (+39.7 %). The employment outlook indicator is also indicating an upward trend (+4 %).