Employment barometer in 1st quarter 2017: Slight increase in number of jobs in 1st quarter 2017

Neuchâtel, 29.05.2017 (FSO) - In the 1st quarter 2017, total employment (number of jobs) rose by 0.4% in comparison with the same quarter a year earlier (-0.1% with previous quarter). In full-time equivalents, employment in the same period rose by 0.2%. The Swiss economy counted 7,200 more vacancies than in the corresponding quarter of the previous year (+13.7%). These are some of the findings from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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