Switzerland - Primary Industries Employment

Switzerland: Primary Industries Employment

Mnemonic EPRI.ICHE
Unit Ths. #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 13.89 %
Data 2020 Q4 120.12
2020 Q3 139.5

Series Information

Source Swiss Federal Statistics Office (SFSO)
Release Employment (DE - ETS, EN - ES) - Detailed by industry
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/1991
End Date 12/31/2020

Switzerland: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Unemployment Aug 2021 126,355 128,279 NSA Monthly
Unemployment Rate Aug 2021 2.7 2.8 Percent, NSA Monthly
Primary Industries Employment 2020 Q4 120.12 139.5 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Real Wages & Salaries 2020 108.43 106.8 2010 = 100, NSA Annual
Secondary Industries Employment 2020 Q4 1,056 1,053 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 173,023 164,400 # Annual
Labor Force 2016 4,889,215 4,814,298 # Annual
Labor Force Employment 2016 Q4 5,080 5,051 Ths. Quarterly
Total Employment 2016 Q4 5,080 5,051 Ths. Quarterly

Release Information

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:

  • worked at least one hour for payment
  • or who, although temporarily absent from their work (due to illness, holidays, maternity leave, military   service, etc.) had a job (either in an
  • employed or self-employed capacity) or who worked in the family business without payment
  • Sample size and design: The sample size is 66,000 employment units, i.e. approximately 16 percent of the total number of units in the country, covering approximately 60 percent of the total number of jobs. The survey is conducted on a sample of business units stratified by NACE (2 DIGITS) regions (NUTS2) and business size classes. All employment units in the largest size classes are included in the sample, while smaller units are selected randomly. Most large companies from the private and public sectors provide exhaustive information for all their employment units. The response rate ranges between 85 percent and 91 percent.
  • Estimation method: The number of jobs is estimated using a weighting model (with individual weights computed for each observation) and a benchmark level obtained through the Business register. Using a bottom-up approach, the total numbers of jobs are estimated separately for all strata (sex, occupation level, regions, sizes classes) and then aggregated over strata.