In 2014, 2.2 million employees were working in the Lake Constance region, 40% of them (nearly 900,000 employees) in the canton of Zurich. Employment figures have been rising: Between 2000 and 2014 the number of employees in the Lake Constance region rose by 14%.

In 2014, 73% of employees in the Lake Constance region work in the services industry (tertiary sector) while 25% work in the manufacturing industry (secondary sector). Around 2% are employed in agriculture (primary sector).


Methodological Considerations

The main challenge for a cross-border statistical project is the comparability of statistical data. Data collection practices and definitions of indicators often differ significantly among the four participating countries.

In the following documents you will find information about the comparability of the indicators (available only in german).

  1. Dokumentation zu den Indikatoren
    Information on the source of statistics / indicators used, comparability and harmonization measures

  2. Nationale Nomenklaturen und grenzüberschreitende Harmonisierung
    More detailed explanation of national statistics, definitions and survey methods on employment