It’s crazy: over 400,000 people work for the state in Switzerland.
That is twelve percent more than ten years ago.
In the public sector of the city of Zurich, the number of employees is growing three times faster than the population. It’s the same in Basel.
The increase in staff is attributed, among other things, to the increasing expenditure on social welfare. There are more and more people on welfare.
After all: Basel politics is now concerned with efficiency in administration. Officials have been accused of being inefficient and slow since ancient times. I don’t understand why many people have something against the state employees. They don’t do anything.
Jobs in public administration have been in high demand for years: no layoffs, no bankruptcies, no short-time work, attractive perks and monthly food allowances of up to 250 francs.
The federal government’s personnel expenditure alone (more than 40,000 employees) has increased by half in the last 20 years.
By the way: According to reports, the favorite game of some employees at the Confederation and cantons is Mikado: whoever moves first loses.
Also interesting: The federal government is also employing more and more people in communication. There are now over 400. the internal costs for public relations work have been increasing massively for five years. It is now around 120 million Swiss francs.
Alain Berset’s department spends the most on PR. Ueli Maurer and Guy Parmelin consume the least.