Swiss Employment barometer in the 4th quarter 2017 – Number of jobs rise for the first time in three years, including in the industrial sector

In the 4th quarter 2017, total employment (number of jobs) rose by 0.8 % 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 0.6 %. The Swiss economy counted 9000 more vacancies than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year (+16.8 %) and the employment outlook indicator is also indicating an upward trend (+1.2 %). These are some of the findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).