Women’s labour market participation and qualification levels rose sharply between 2010 and 2019

Neuchâtel, 27.11.2020 - Between 2010 and 2019, the employment rate of women showed a marked increase from 56.9% to 60.0%. The increase was particularly pronounced among 55 to 64 year-olds, as well as mothers whose youngest child was aged under 7. Furthermore, 50.1% of employed women in 2019 were working in highly qualified occupations (+8.8 percentage points compared with 2010). A trend towards more highly qualified women can also be observed in Europe (EU/EFTA). These are some of the findings from the “Women’s labour market participation 2010-2019” publication (available in French and German) from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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

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