Switzerland/Part-time work is attracting more and more Swiss people
More and more Swiss people are working less than 90% of their time. More and more men are opting for part-time work.
Since 2012, the number of employed persons has increased by 7.8% to 4.5 million at the end of 2022, according to the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) published on Thursday. One third of these people have an employment rate of less than 90%.
Over the decade, the number of employed part-time workers (aged 15 to 64) has risen by 14.7%, three times as much as those working at 100%. In this category, the increase was 4.4 percent, to almost 3 million.
By gender, men were 43.3% more likely to work part-time and women 7.8% more likely, or 387,000 and 1.2 million people respectively. For full-time work, women are ahead by 12.1% (920,000) and men by 1.2% (about 2 million)," says a release.
The FSO underlines the correlation between the increase in age and the increase in the rate of part-time work, with the proportion rising from 31.9% in the 25-39 age group to 41.1% between 55 and 64. Mothers with children under 15 years of age also favor this type of work, 77.8% in total, compared to 46.9% for women without children.
Switzerland is in second place in the European ranking of employed persons working part-time with 37.9%, behind the Netherlands (42.9%) at the end of 2022. The lowest rate is in Bulgaria (1.7%). For the whole ranking, women work part-time more than men, with the exception of Romania.