COVID-19 – Audit of emergency measures relating to short-time working compensation: findings from the audit of the implementation agencies for unemployment insurance in five cantons (AG, FR, LU, TI, ZH)

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Key facts

As at the end of September 2020, over CHF 7.5 billion in emergency measures had been paid out for short-time working compensation. These payments were authorised under the COVID 19 Ordinance on unemployment insurance. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has the task of monitoring these payments jointly with the implementation agencies.