Switzerland Population

The total population in Switzerland was last recorded at 8.0 million people in 2012 from 5.4 million in 1960, changing 48 percent during the last 50 years. Population in Switzerland is reported by the Eurostat. From 1960 until 2012, Switzerland Population averaged 6.7 Million reaching an all time high of 8.0 Million in December of 2012 and a record low of 5.4 Million in December of 1960. The population of Switzerland represents 0.11 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 882 people on the planet is a resident of Switzerland. This page provides - Switzerland Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
7.95 7.87 7.95 5.36 8.03 | 2013/12 1960 - 2012 Million Yearly

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Switzerland Population
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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 7.95 2012-12-31 7.87 7.95 5.36 8.03 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Employed Persons 4883.00 2013-11-15 4836.00 4883.00 3242.00 4879.57 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 13630.00 2014-03-15 13383.00 22574.00 6086.00 13730.22 2014-04-30 [+]
Productivity 108.08 2013-11-15 108.95 110.03 87.32 108.81 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Unemployed Persons 137367.00 2014-02-15 138504.00 195385.00 -4371.00 137450.65 2014-03-31 [+]
Wages 305.00 2012-06-29 301.00 305.00 121.00 305.28 2012-12-31 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 106.50 2010-06-30 106.70 106.70 100.00 106.69 2010-12-31 Index Points [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 2013-01-01 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 2013-12-31 [+]
Retirement Age Women 64.00 2013-01-01 64.00 64.00 63.00 64.00 2013-12-31 [+]
Unemployment Rate 3.30 2014-03-31 3.50 5.40 1.60 3.40 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
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Population | Notes
Population estimates are usually produced by a country´s statistical office or Census Bureau. The Population Census provides the most reliable picture of a country's population because the data is collected at a specified time from the entire population; in contrast to other surveys, in which information is collected from only a small part of the residents. When monthly population estimates are required, the population count is updated by adding births, subtracting deaths, and adding net international migration since the census date.


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Swiss Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate decreased to 3.3 percent in March of 2014 from 3.5 percent in the previous month.
Swiss Inflation Rate Unchanged in March  
Switzerland’s annual inflation rate was recorded at 0.0 percent in March of 2014, after falling 0.1 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, prices recorded the highest increase in twelve months.
Swiss Trade Surplus Widens for the Second Straight Month  
Switzerland’s trade surplus increased to CHF 2.6 billion, up from CHF 2.5 billion in the previous month and CHF 1.95 billion a year earlier, boosted by higher exports of chemicals and pharmaceuticals and the strongest growth in sales to China in three years.
Swiss National Bank Keeps Minimum Exchange Rate  
In its March 20th, 2014 meeting, the Swiss Bank left the target range for the Swiss Franc Libor unchanged at 0.0–0.25 percent, maintaining its minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro, as no upside risks to the consumer prices are expected in the near future. The Bank also cut its forecast for inflation this year and 2015.
Swiss Inflation Rate Down to 4-Month Low  
In February of 2014, Swiss annual inflation rate fell 0.1 percent after growing 0.1 percent in each of previous three months. A year earlier, prices dropped 0.3 percent. Compared with the previous month, inflation rose to 0.1 percent.
Swiss Unemployment Rate Flat at 3.5%  
Switzerland’s unadjusted jobless rate remained steady at 3.5 percent in February for the second straight month. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 3.4 percent.
Swiss GDP Growth Slows in Q4  
In the fourth quarter of 2013, Switzerland’s economic growth slowed to 0.2 percent over the previous three-month period, the lowest rate in six quarters, hurt by a fall in exports due to weak global demand for chemical and pharmaceutical products.
Swiss Trade Surplus Widens in January  
In January of 2014, Switzerland’s trade surplus increased to CHF 2.59 billion, the highest surplus in the last eight months, boosted by higher exports. The chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry generated half of the export growth.
Swiss Inflation Rate Stable at 0.1% in January  
In January of 2014, Switzerland’s annual inflation rate was recorded at 0.1 percent for the third straight month. On a monthly basis, prices fell for the second month in a row by 0.3 percent, as cost of imported products declined 1.3 percent.
Swiss Unemployment Rate Stable in January  
Switzerland’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent in January of 2014. The number of job seekers rose by 2975 to 208777. Compared to the same period last year, the number of unemployed persons rose by 7000.
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