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More women than men work at interior ministry

A study has shown that the number of women working at the interior ministry has overtaken the number of men.

The percentage of women working at the federal ministry in 2009 was 51.8 per cent, whereas in 1993 it was just 31.5 per cent.

The number of women at the ministry has grown 65 per cent in 18 years. In the higher wage bracket the number of women has trebled.

In the top wage group, the ministry counts 25 per cent women.

More than half of the staff work part time. The percentage worked is higher for men than for women.

However, men are reducing their employment rate more and more and at present, 37 per cent male of employees at the ministry work between 70 and 80 per cent.

On the linguistic front, the ministry employs 26.9 per cent French speakers, which is more than stipulated by the language regulation.

On the other hand, the target values of seven per cent Italian-speaking staff and one per cent Romansh-speaking employees have not yet been achieved, with only 4.3 per cent of staff Italian speakers and 0.7 per cent Romansh speakers.

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