|Unit||2010 = 100, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Unemployment Rate||May 2019||2.3||2.4||Percent, NSA||Monthly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2019 Q1||144.58||149.54||Ths. #, NSA||Quarterly|
|Secondary Industries Employment||2019 Q1||1,046||1,059||Ths. #, NSA||Quarterly|
|Real Wages & Salaries||2018||106.22||106.7||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|
Data are disseminated on an average gross wages of full-time adults and part-time female adults. The index (2005=100) is a Laspeyres index covering the entire country.
Definition: The indicators of the annual evolution of the average gross wages of full-time adults and part time female adults are expressed as indices. The structure of workers is fixed at a chosen base year so that the index does not reflect changes in salaries due to changes in the composition of employment. The earnings information is collected on forms filled by the injured workers and enterprises and gathered by the Central Statistical Service for Accident Insurance.
Components of the indices: The data include gross remuneration before any deductions are made for taxes and social contributions. Data also include the cost-of-living allowances and the 13th salary. The wage indices do not include "wages in kind" nor irregular payments such as bonuses, overtime payment nor allowances such as family allowances. Data on wages refer only to wages for adults over 19 and only for normal hours.
Switzerland follows the current International Recommendation on Labour Statistics, ILO, 1985, but the following deviations exist: the wage indices do not include regular paid allowances, "wages in kind" nor irregular payments, bonuses and allowances.
Classification: Nomenclature des Activités des Communautés Européennes, Rev.1 (statistical classification of economic activities in the European Community, NACE-Rev.1).
Scope of the data
Exceptions to coverage
Data are disseminated on an average gross wages of full-time adults full-time adults and part-time female adults (age 19 to 65 for men and age 19 to 64 for women).
The index is a Laspeyres index (constant structure indicators), with 2005 as the basis year (2005=100).
Monthly, annually or hourly wages do not include bonuses or overtime.
Reference period and frequency: The earnings information collected relates to the accident date. Data are collected all year long by the Central Statistical Service for Accident Insurance (SUVA). Yearly, monthly and hourly wages are those declared by the insured person and earned on the day of the accident.
Source data collection programs
Data collection: The statistic on gross salary index is based on administrative data provided by the national accident insurance : Service de Centralisation des Statistiques de l'Assurance-Accidents (SSAA-SSUV) The earnings information collected on the SSAA-SSUV forms relates to employees gross remuneration before any deductions are made for taxes and social contributions. On top of gross pay, the earnings include the 13th month wage and additional payment for inflation compensation. Are excluded all payments in kind, overtime, profit related pay and bonuses.
Number of records: About 250,000 records are collected each year.
Source data statistical techniques
The data are final when first released and are not subject to revision.
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