Sharp rise in Swiss employment and vacancies in 3rd quarter 2021

In the 3rd quarter 2021, the total employment (number of jobs) in Switzerland rose by 1.5 % in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+1.0 % with previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period rose by 1.1 %. The Swiss economy counted 27 700 more vacancies than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year (+41.2 %). The employment outlook indicator is also indicating an upward trend (+3.8 %). These are some of the latest findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).