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27.09.2016   
An independent impact study published by a research team from Tufts University has proven that an improvement in working conditions in the garment industry does not only improve worker well-being but is also good for business. That is the goal of a programme supported by SECO implemented in seven countries, covering 1,300 factories and more than 1.6 million workers.

22.09.2016   
Nachdem Anfang April 2016 das Memorandum of Understanding zu Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz am Arbeitsplatz zwischen der Schweiz und China in Kraft getreten ist, nimmt am 27. September 2016 eine Schweizer Delegation am 8. Internationalen Forum für Arbeitssicherheit in Peking teil.

19.09.2016   
Economic forecasts by the Federal Government's Expert Group – Autumn 2016* - The Swiss economy has been able to regain momentum in recent quarters. Although the Brexit referendum did lead to increased international uncertainty, it has not resulted in any major volatility on financial markets to date. The Expert Group currently anticipates a continuation of the moderate recovery in the Euro area and the rest of the world. This set of circumstances can be expected to lead to positive effects for Switzerland in the form of higher foreign trade volume and a gradual stabilisation of the economic recovery in the country. The Expert Group is therefore largely keeping to its previous assessment (from June 2016) and anticipates a GDP growth of 1.5% for full-year 2016. For 2017, the Expert Group expects an acceleration of GDP growth to 1.8%. This will likely lead to a gradual dissipation of the slight increase in unemployment that has been recorded since 2015. The unemployment rate is expected to settle at 3.3% (annual average) in 2016 and remain at this level in 2017 as well.

13.09.2016   
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs contributes CHF 7 Million to support macroeconomic management in resource-rich developing countries.

09.09.2016   
Registrierte Arbeitslosigkeit im August 2016 - Gemäss den Erhebungen des Staatssekretariats für Wirtschaft (SECO) waren Ende August 2016 142’858 Arbeitslose bei den Regionalen Arbeitsvermittlungszentren (RAV) eingeschrieben, 3’548 mehr als im Vormonat. Die Arbeitslosenquote stieg damit von 3,1% im Juli 2016 auf 3,2% im Berichtsmonat. Gegenüber dem Vorjahresmonat erhöhte sich die Arbeitslosigkeit um 5’875 Personen (+4,3%).

06.09.2016   
Switzerland's real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter of 2016*. Positive contributions to GDP came from foreign trade as well as government consumption, while household consumption expenditure stagnated, and investment in construction and equipment fell slightly. On the production side of GDP, growth was broadly based across sectors. The biggest boosts came from the energy sector, government-related sectors and other services. In comparison to the 2nd quarter of 2015, real GDP grew by 2.0%.

09.08.2016   
Registrierte Arbeitslosigkeit im Juli 2016 - Gemäss den Erhebungen des Staatssekretariats für Wirtschaft (SECO) waren Ende Juli 2016 139’310 Arbeitslose bei den Regionalen Arbeitsvermittlungszentren (RAV) eingeschrieben, 183 mehr als im Vormonat. Die Arbeitslosenquote verharrte bei 3,1% im Berichtsmonat. Gegenüber dem Vorjahresmonat erhöhte sich die Arbeitslosigkeit um 5’556 Personen (+4,2%).

04.08.2016   
Consumer sentiment remained unchanged between April and July 2016* and is now below the long-term average for the fifth quarter in a row. Most sub-indices also saw no major change, except regarding inflation, with the 1,200 or so individuals questioned expecting prices to rise more sharply over the next twelve months than they had in April. There was also a belief in July that prices had been rising faster over the previous twelve months than had been the case at the time of the April survey. Nevertheless, both indices remain well below the corresponding average.

08.07.2016   
Registrierte Arbeitslosigkeit im Juni 2016 - Gemäss den Erhebungen des Staatssekretariats für Wirtschaft (SECO) waren Ende Juni 2016 139’127 Arbeitslose bei den Regionalen Arbeitsvermittlungszentren (RAV) eingeschrieben, 5’651 weniger als im Vormonat. Die Arbeitslosenquote sank damit von 3,2% im Mai 2016 auf 3,1% im Berichtsmonat. Gegenüber dem Vorjahresmonat erhöhte sich die Arbeitslosigkeit um 5’871 Personen (+4,4%).

06.07.2016   
In accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2288 (2016) of 25 May 2016, the Federal Council has decided to repeal the ordinance on measures against Liberia. The repeal will come into force at 6pm on 6 July 2016.


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