In 2020, unpaid work was worth CHF 434 billion

Neuchâtel, 05.12.2022 - In 2020, 9.8 billion hours were spent on unpaid work in Switzerland. That is more than were spent on paid work (7.6 billion hours). The total amount of unpaid work performed in 2020 corresponds to a monetary value of CHF 434 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 the topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

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Nicole Schöbi, FSO, Labour Force, tel.: +41 58 463 67 73,
Ueli Schiess, FSO, National Accounts, tel.: +41 58 463 60 66,


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