Sharp rise in employment and vacancies in Switzerland in 1st quarter 2022


In the 1st quarter 2022, total employment (number of jobs) rose by 2.5 % in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.5 % with the previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period rose by 2.6 %. The Swiss economy counted 43000 more vacancies than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year (+60.4 %) and the employment outlook indicator also indicated an upward trend (+3.9 %). These are some of the latest findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).