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Commuting into Switzerland

In the NZZ, Simon Gemperli reports about updated statistics on “Grenzgänger,” people residing outside of Switzerland but commuting into the country for work (press release by the Federal Statistical Office). About 300’000 people fall into that category. Since 2001, their number has doubled while the number of resident foreigners in Switzerland has increased by 25 percent and the total resident population has grown by 12 percent.

At the end of 2014, 8.2 million people resided in Switzerland; 2.0 million of them were non-Swiss (source).