Swiss Economic Data
Ideally located in the heart of Europe, Geneva is an international and cosmopolitan city. Together with Zürich, they are the Mecca of the luxury industry and the business center of the country. Moreover Geneva hosts the headquarters of many international companies and organizations (UN, ICRC, WTO ...).

Population: Canton (GE): 465'056
Town (Geneva): 191'964 (including foreign 46.67%)
Main language: French
GDP per capita per year in CHF: 94'826 vs. CH: 70'078
Unemployment rate: 5.5% vs. CH: 3.4%

 
Lausanne is located in the heart of Europe. It enjoys a competitive tax and a highly skilled workforce. Thanks to the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne, students represent a large portion of the population Lausanne. Lausanne is also famous for its Olympic city.

Population: Canton Vaud (VD): 713’300
Town (Lausanne): 134’753 (including foreign 66.42%)
Main language: French
GDP per capita per year in CHF: 59’805 vs. CH : 70’078
Unemployment rate: 5.5% vs. CH: 3.4%

 
The city's economy is based on industry Haute Horlogerie. La Chaux-de-Fonds is in the area of the Jura Mountains and enjoys a quality environment.

Population: Canton Neuchâtel (NE): 172’085
Town (La Chaux-de-Fonds): 37’523 (including foreign 28.1%)
Main language: French
GDP per capita per year in CHF: 66’032 vs. CH : 70’078
Unemployment rate: 5.3% vs. CH: 3.4%

 
Fribourg is the economic capital of the canton. The city is known for the life of his city, led by students from the University of Fribourg..

Population: Canton Fribourg (FR): 278’493
Town (Fribourg): 35’966 (including foreign 34.8%)
Main language: French and German
GDP per capita per year in CHF: 48'850 vs. CH : 70’078
Unemployment rate: 3.2% vs. CH: 3.4%

 
Neuchâtel is a city in which it is pleasant to live and work. It is ideally located as it is close to the international airport of Geneva.

Population: Canton Neuchâtel (NE): 172’085
Town (Neuchâtel): 32’973 (including foreign 31.04%)
Main language: French
GDP per capita per year in CHF: 66’032 vs. CH : 70’078
Unemployment rate: 5.0% vs. CH: 3.4%

 
Tourism is the highlight of the canton Valais. Sion is known for its civilian airport.

Population: Canton Valais (VS): 312’700
Town (Sion): 30’363 (including foreign 25.35%)
Main language: French
GDP per capita per year in CHF: 55’695 vs. CH : 70’078
Unemployment rate: 5.3% vs. CH: 3.4%

 
Per capita income in Switzerland (2005)

Fribourg: 39'559 CHF
Geneva: 69'254 CHF
Neuchatel: 49'775 CHF
Vaud: 51'474 CHF
Valais: 38'385 CHF
Switzerland: 52'627 CHF


 
Unemployment Rate (01.2012)

Fribourg: 3.2%
Geneva: 5.5%
Neuchatel: 5.0%
Vaud: 5.5%
Valais: 5.3%
Switzerland: 3.4%


 
Switzerland GDP (2010)

Fribourg: 48'850 CHF
Geneva: 94'826 CHF
Neuchatel: 66'032 CHF
Vaud: 59'805 CHF
Valais: 55'695 CHF
Switzerland: 70'078 CHF