Employment barometer in 2nd quarter 2017: Employment situation: more confident business outlook

Neuchâtel, 28.08.2017 (FSO) - In the 2nd quarter 2017, total employment (number of jobs) rose by 0.4% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (+0.1% with previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period rose by 0.2%. The Swiss economy counted 5700 more vacancies than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year (+10.5%) and the employment outlook indicator is also indicating an upward trend (+0.7%). These are some of the findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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