Liechtenstein has almost the same number of jobs as inhabitants. This means that unemployment levels in Liechtenstein are very low, with more than half of the country's workforce living abroad and commuting to the Principality every day.
First-class jobs with modern working conditions and interesting perspectives in the fields of industry, financial services and manufacturing make Liechtenstein an attractive place to work. The Principality is home to around 37,000 jobs, of which almost half are performed by the local working population. The other half, more than 19,000, are performed by workers who live over the border in the Rhine Valley area near St. Gallen, in Vorarlberg and in the region around Lake Constance and commute to Liechtenstein every day.
The unemployment rate in Liechtenstein is traditionally very low. It last reached 2.4% in 2014. The last time a rate above 3% was reorded was in 2006, when it climbed to 3.3%.
More than 60% of workers in Liechtenstein are employed in the services sector, with the financial services sector particularly well-developed. Just under 40% of jobs are in the industrial sector, making Liechtenstein one of the most highly industrialised countries in the world. These days the primary sector, mainly agriculture and forestry, accounts for just 0.8% of all jobs.
Almost 20,000 people commute every day from Switzerland, Austria and Germany to work in Liechtenstein. Read more about the international commuters in Liechtenstein