Job registration requirement from 2023

The list of occupation types that have to be registered is updated in the fourth quarter every year and applies from 1 January to 31 December of the subsequent year. The sole criterion that determines whether occupations need to be registered is an unemployment rate of at least 5% in the occupation in question.

The rates are calculated for the whole of Switzerland on the basis of the twelve-month average for occupations according to the Federal Statistical Office’s Swiss Standard Classification of Occupations CH-ISCO-19.

The list of occupation types that have to be registered in 2023 (PDF, 320 kB, 02.11.2022) (in German)

The validity of this list is subject to the decision of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), which is expected in November 2022.

Use the Check-Up 2023 to see quickly and easily if your job has to be registered.


Explanatory note on the list of occupations that have to be registered in 2023

The list of occupation types that are subject to the job registration requirement was extended in 2021 and 2022 due to a rise in unemployment. The number of occupations that have to be registered in 2023 will therefore be much lower.

For example, there are now 150,000 people working as salespeople in retail establishments, so the occupation type will no longer be subject to the registration requirement from 2023. Also, vacancies in a number of occupations that fall under the hotel and catering industry (service staff, bartenders and cooks) will no longer need to be registered in 2023. The effective scope of the job registration requirement is estimated based on the percentage of the active labour force working in occupation types that are subject to the job registration requirement. While the effective scope was around 20% in 2022, it is set to fall to around 8% in 2023.

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