Manpower Employment Outlook Survey

Cautious optimism returns to the Swiss labor market

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The Manpower employment outlook survey is carried out each quarter to look at companies' intentions with regard to increasing or decreasing their staffing levels in the next quarter. Launched more than 50 years ago in the United States and conducted in 42 countries and territories, this survey represents one of the most recognized employment surveys in the world.

It is composed in a manner that is representative of each national economy and is based on a single question posed to all the employers participating in the study: "How do you see your company's total employment changing during the next quarter, compared with the current quarter?" In Switzerland, the national survey is conducted by Right Management Consultants, who interview over 750 employers.


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4th Quarter 2017


1st Quarter 2018

Swiss employers' hiring plans for the 3rd quarter of 2017

7 %

prévoient d'embaucher du personnel

88 %

ne prévoient aucun changement

2 %

ne savent pas

3 %

prévoient de réduire les effectifs

Q3 2017 Swiss Manpower Employment Outlook Survey results

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Past editions

An archive of the current year plus two previous years of reports is provided below.


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Report 1st quarter 2017 Report 2nd quarter 2017    



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Report 1st quarter 2016 Report 2nd quarter 2016 Report 3rd quarter 2016 Report 4th quarter 2016


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Report 1st quarter 2015 Report 2nd quarter 2015 Report 3rd quarter 2015 Report 4th quarter 2015



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Report 1st quarter 2014 Report 2nd quarter 2014 Report 3rd quarter 2014 Report 4th quarter 2014