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8.6% of employees work in shifts with rotating working hours

15.2.2024 - In Switzerland, a total of 15.9% of employees worked shifts in 2022, just over half of them with rotating working hours (8.6% of employees). The distribution of shift work varies widely among the different economic activities. The economic activities with the highest percentages of shift work, i.e. in which more than 20% of employees undertake shift work, are the following: Transportation and storage, the Restaurant and hotel sector and Health and social services. These are some of the findings from the “Shift workers in Switzerland 2002-2022" publication (available in German and French only) from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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