Increase in the number of hours worked in Switzerland in 2021

Neuch√Ętel, 13.06.2022 - The total number of hours worked in Switzerland reached 7.798 billion in 2021, representing an increase of 2.5% compared with the previous year. The pre-pandemic level has not yet been regained, however. According to the latest results from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the volume of work among 20-64 year olds in Switzerland increased slightly more than in the EU.

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

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