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Statistical Flash

Posted on November 17, 2020

In its latest edition of the Numerus letter, Statistics Vaud provides a portrait of Vaud employment in 2018. The canton has 366,000 jobs measured in full-time equivalents, up 2.3% over one year. The tertiary sector accounts for 79% of employment and continues to grow, particularly in health and business services. The canton hosts 61,200 establishments with an average size of 6 full-time equivalents. In a second article devoted to tourism, Numerus provides an update on the results of the hotel industry during the first nine months of 2020.

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The canton of Vaud had 453,000 jobs in December 2018. This corresponds to some 366,000 jobs measured in full-time equivalents (FTE). The increase was + 2.3% in 2018. Overall, employment increased in all major regions of Switzerland.

Dynamic secondary and tertiary

Despite renewed dynamism in the secondary sector (+ 2.2% in 2018), the movement towards tertiarization continues (+ 2.4%). Services account for 78.6% of Vaud jobs (primary sector: 2.5%, secondary: 18.9%). The primary sector continues to decline (-0.9%). In the secondary sector, the development was particularly favorable both for construction (+ 2.6% in 2018) and for most industrial branches (+ 2.0%). As for the tertiary sector, vitality comes first from the Health and Social Action branch (+1608 EPT), the canton’s leading provider of jobs. It is also related to business services.

In 2018, the canton had 61,228 establishments grouped together in some 54,773 companies, an average of 6.0 full-time equivalents per establishment. This average hides a great diversity of sizes and reflects the large number of establishments with less than a full-time equivalent (29,542, or 48.2% of establishments).

Decline in the Hotel industry in 2020

In a second article, Statistics Vaud takes stock of the results of the hotel industry in 2020. Over the first nine months of the year, frequentation of Vaud hotels fell by 46%, more than the Swiss average (- 39%). The decrease in overnight stays was limited to 31% during the months of July-August 2020, thanks to Swiss, French and Dutch tourists. The regions of Lausanne and Montreux-Riviera, in particular the high-end hotel sector, are the most affected. Next winter promises to be complicated, with foreign demand expected to decline sharply.

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