Switzerland Unemployment Rate 1995-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland remained unchanged at 3 percent in September of 2014 from 3 percent in August of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Switzerland averaged 3.34 Percent from 1995 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 5.40 Percent in March of 1997 and a record low of 1.60 Percent in November of 2000. Unemployment Rate in Switzerland is reported by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

   
 
 

Switzerland Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 3.00 5.40 1.60 1995 - 2014 Percent Monthly
In Switzerland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Switzerland Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Switzerland Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Thursday, October 30, 2014.


Swiss Unemployment Rate Unchanged in September


Swiss unadjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 3.0 percent in September of 2014 from the previous month and below market forecasts.

In September of 2014 there were 129,965 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 1,531 more than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment fell by 1,107 persons.

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) increased by 164 persons (+0.8 percent) up to 19,480 persons, but decreased by 657 persons (-3.3 percent) from a year earlier.

The number of jobseekers totalized 183,113 in September of 2014, recording 3233 persons more than in August and less  657 persons from a year earlier (-0.3 percent).

SECO l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
10/8/2014 8:04:20 AM


Recent Releases

Switzerland Unemployment Rate Unchanged in July
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate remained steady at 2.9 percent in July of 2014 from the previous month, decreasing slightly from 3.0 percent registered a year ago. The number of unemployed enrolled at the regional employment centers increased slightly from the previous month. Published on 2014-08-08

Switzerland Unemployment Rate Falls Further in June
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate declined for the fourth straight month to 2.9 percent in June of 2014 from 3.0 percent in the previous month, reaching the lowest rate in a year. Published on 2014-07-07


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-07-07 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 2.9% 3.0% 2.9% 3%
2014-08-08 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 2.9% 2.9% 3.0% 2.7%
2014-09-08 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 3.0% 2.9% 3.0% 3.1%
2014-10-08 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1%
2014-11-07 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Oct 2014 3.0% 3.1% 3%


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.00 3.00 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 4903.00 4865.00 4903.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 136088.00 136648.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 11629.00 12032.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Productivity 123.72 124.47 124.47 87.32 Index Points [+]
Wages 6118.00 5929.00 6118.00 5073.00 CHF [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 106.50 106.70 106.70 100.00 Index Points [+]
Population 8.04 7.95 8.04 5.36 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 64.00 64.00 64.00 63.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]