Collection of unemployment insurance contributions

Unemployment Insurance Fund

Key facts

The old-age and survivors’ insurance (OASI) compensation offices collect more than CHF 7 billion each year in unemployment insurance contributions. The costs of levying these contributions amounted to CHF 21 million in 2019, i.e. 0.3% of contribution receipts. The liquidity generated from collection is processed on a consolidated basis with the other first-pillar contributions by the implementation agencies, such as the regional compensation offices, the Central Compensation Office (CCO) and compenswiss. It is temporarily channelled through the OASI compensation fund, which is managed by compenswiss, before being transferred to the unemployment insurance compensation fund on a regular basis.