According to the latest Eurostat survey, Switzerland is among the countries where people approaching retirement work most. Indeed, 71.6% of this age segment had a professional activity in 2014. A truly high number in comparison to Switzerland’s neighbors like France for example, where only 47.1% had a job last year.
Such statistics for Switzerland can be explained by a positive economic context and advantageous working conditions. The latter result in a general low unemployment rate, in fact the lowest among the G20 countries. And this year, unemployment decreased along with Winter fading away. As a matter of fact, the rate went down for the last three consecutive months.
Switzerland may be a small country but it is for sure a moving nation.
For more information about labor market in Switzerland, please refer to the Handbook for Investors (chapter 8: Labor Market & Labor Law).