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3rd quarter 2022: the number of employed persons rose by 0.8%, the unemployment rate based on ILO definition fell to 4.3%

In the 3rd quarter of 2022, the number of employed persons in Switzerland increased by 0.8% compared with the same quarter of 2021 and the number of actual hours worked per week, per employed person, increased by 2.0%. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) fell from 5.1% to 4.3% in Switzerland and from 6.7% to 6.0% in the EU. These are some of the results of the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS)...

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Residential property prices increased by 1.2% in 3rd quarter 2022

15.11.2022 – The Swiss residential property price index (IMPI) rose in the 3rd quarter 2022 compared with the previous quarter by 1.2% and reached 114.6 points (4th quarter 2019 = 100). Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, inflation was 6.3%. These are the results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). In the 3rd quarter 2022, in comparison with the previous quarter across Switzerland both the prices of sin-gle-family houses (+1.4%) and those of...

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in October 2022: +4.9 percent YoY, 0.0 percent MoM

14.11.2022 – The Producer and Import Price Index remained unchanged in October 2022 compared with the previous month. The index stood at 109.8 points (December 2020 = 100). Natural gas in particular became more expensive. In contrast, petroleum products showed falling prices. Compared with October 2021, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 4.9%. These are the results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). In particular,...

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Switzerland Gross domestic product fell in almost all cantons in 2020

21.10.2022 – 2020 was marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the entire regional economic fabric in Switzerland. National growth in gross domestic product (GDP) fell to –2.4% at the previous year’s prices and almost all cantons recorded a decline in activity. Jura was the most affected (–8.5%), followed by Neuchâtel (–6.5%), Glarus (–5.3%) and Ticino (–5.2%). Only the cantons of Zug (1.6%) and Schaffhausen (0.7%) recorded an increase. These figures come from...

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The number of teachers in compulsory education is expected to grow by around 6 percent by 2031

14.10.2022 – The number of teachers in compulsory education is expected to rise by around 6% up until 2031 due to population growth. Between 43 000 and 47 000 new primary teachers will have to be recruited by then.  For the lower secondary level, between 26 000 and 29 000 new teachers will be needed. Furthermore, 90% of those teaching in compulsory education in 2015 who were aged under 55 at that time were still working in a school five years later, according to two...

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Swiss Producer and Import Price Index in September 2022: +5.4 percent YoY, +0.2 percent MoM

13.10.2022 – The Producer and Import Price Index rose in September 2022 by 0.2% compared with the previous month, reaching 109.8 points (December 2020 = 100). In particular, petroleum and natural gas as well as agricultural products saw higher prices. Petroleum products, in contrast, became cheaper. Compared with September 2021, the price level of the whole range of domestic and imported products rose by 5.4%. These are the results from the Federal Statistical Office...

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In 2021, 58% of buildings were heated by fossil fuels

06.10.2022 – In 2021, there were 1.77 million residential buildings and 4.69 million dwellings in Switzerland. 58% of buildings were heated by fossil fuels (heating oil and gas) and 17% were equipped with heat pumps. The share of the latter has quadrupled since 2000. In terms of the population, one person in four had gas heating. These are some of the findings from the Buildings and Dwellings Statistics of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). You will find further...

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Swiss Consumer Price Index in September 2022: +3.3 percent YoY, -0.2 percent MoM

03.10.2022 – The consumer price index (CPI) fell by 0.2% in September 2022 compared with the previous month, reaching 104.6 points (December 2020 = 100). Inflation was +3.3% compared with the same month of the previous year. These are the results of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).The decrease of 0.2% compared with the previous month can be explained by several factors including falling prices for fuels, heating oil, hotels and supplementary accommodation. In...

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Swiss Retail Sales, August 2022: 5.4 percent Nominal and 3.0 percent Real

30.09.2022 – Retail trade turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays grew by 5.4% in nominal terms in August 2022 compared with the same month of the previous year, with price increases driving this growth. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover rose by 1.5% compared with the previous month. These are provisional findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Real turnover adjusted for sales days and holidays rose in the retail sector by 3.0% in August 2022...

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Marked slowdown on the horizon

Economic forecast: marked slowdown on the horizon The expert group on business cycles has significantly downgraded its expectations for Switzerland’s GDP growth to 2.0% for 2022 and 1.1% for 2023 (GDP adjusted for sporting events). After a positive first half of the year 2022, the Swiss economy now faces a deteriorating outlook. A tense energy situation and sharp price increases are weighing on economic prospects, especially in Europe.1 As expected, the Swiss...

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