|Unit||Ths. #, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||Swiss Federal Statistics Office (SFSO)|
|Release||Employment (DE - ETS, EN - ES) - Detailed by industry|
|Unemployment Rate||Apr 2019||2.4||2.5||Percent, NSA||Monthly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2018 Q4||149.54||156.42||Ths. #, NSA||Quarterly|
|Secondary Industries Employment||2018 Q4||1,059||1,057||Ths. #, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Wages & Salaries||2017||106.7||106.84||2010 = 100, NSA||Annual|
|Labor Force Employment||2016 Q4||5,080||5,051||Ths.||Quarterly|
|Total Employment||2016 Q4||5,080||5,051||Ths.||Quarterly|
The Swiss Labor Force Survey (SLFS) was conducted annually during the second quarter since 1991, commissioned by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO). From 2010, the SLFS has taken place quarterly in order to produce quarterly indicators. Survey participants are interviewed four times over a period of one and a half years. An interviewer from the commissioned institute contacts the households by phone and conducts an initial interview taking approximately 20 minutes. The three subsequent interviews take about 10 minutes each.
The SLFS was conducted using a sample of approximately 50,000 persons during the second quarter of 2009. Since then, approximately 126,000 interviews are conducted each year. The addresses used in the SLFS are selected from private telephone numbers.
The source defines "employed persons" as all persons aged 15 and over who, during the reference week: