(MENAFN – Swissinfo) The most recent work figures present that 85,000 fewer individuals are employed now than on the similar time in 2019 – the most important decline since 1993.
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In accordance with the second quarter federal labour statistics launched on Thursday, there are 1.6% fewer individuals employed in Switzerland in contrast with this time final yr. The drop was barely larger for ladies than for males (1.7% and 1.5% respectively).
These in partial unemployment should not categorised as out of labor, within the statistics. However because of Covid-19-driven restrictions on enterprise actions, many individuals labored fewer hours. The Federal Statistical Workplace (FSO) mentioned weekly hours per employed individual fell by 9.5% on this interval.
If solely full-time equivalents are thought-about, gender variations are higher. For males, the autumn within the quantity of people that labored full-time was 0.4%, in comparison with 2.4% for ladies.
Some 223,000 are actually unemployed – that is 17,000 greater than 2019. Younger individuals (15-24 years outdated) have been notably affected by the disaster: whereas the unemployment fee for the entire inhabitants climbed from 4.2% to 4.6%, it elevated from 6.2% to eight.4% for the youth.
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