Social Aspects

Social Aspects – Facts and Figures

Switzerland offers its residents a very high level of social security protection. Switzerland also has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe.

Workforce productivity, BFS

Swiss GDP has risen sharply over the last decade, though productivity growth lags somewhat behind the rest of Europe.

Labour market

The Swiss labour market is renowned for its stability and low unemployment rate.

Household income and expenditure

The cost of living in Switzerland is high compared with the rest of Europe. Nonetheless, the average household manages to save over one-tenth of its income.

Social security

Switzerland benefits from a wide but tightly-meshed social safety net.

Health care system

The Swiss health care system reflects the country's federal structure. Health care costs have risen steadily over the last few years.