Unpaid work is worth CHF 408 billion

Neuchâtel, 11.12.2017 - (FSO) – 9.2 billion hours were spent on unpaid work in Switzerland in 2016. That is more than were spent on paid work (7.9 bn hours). The total amount of unpaid work performed in 2016 is estimated to have a monetary value of CHF 408 billion. These are the new findings from the household production satellite account produced by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below)

Address for enquiries

Jacqueline Schön-Bühlmann, FSO, Labour Force Section, tel.: +41 58 463 64 18,
e-mail: Jacqueline.Schoen-Buehlmann@bfs.admin.ch
Ueli Schiess, FSO, Labour Force Section, tél.: +41 58 463 60 66,
e-mail: Ueli.Schiess@bfs.admin.ch


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