Culture as an economic factor: 63 000 enterprises and CHF 15bn value added

Neuchâtel, 13.10.2020 - More than 63 000 enterprises, over 300 000 cultural workers, who have an above-average education and who, compared with the economy as whole, are more likely to be female, and a value added of CHF 15bn or 2.1% of the GDP. These are some of the results from the Federal Statistical Office’s new statistics on the cultural economy in Switzerland, which are compiled according to an arrangement with the Federal Office of Culture (FOC).

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

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