Switzerland Unemployment Rate 1995-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland increased 3.40 percent in December of 2014 from 3.20 percent in November 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.

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Switzerland Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.20 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 Tuesday, January 27, 2015.


Swiss Unemployment Rate Highest Since March


Swiss unadjusted jobless rate increased to 3.4 percent in December of 2014 from 3.2 percent in the previous month as the number of jobseekers and unemployed went up.

In December, there were 147,369 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 10,817 more than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment fell by 2,068 persons (-1.4 percent).

The number of jobseekers amounted to 203,926 in December of 2014, recording 10.034 persons more than in November and less 1,876 persons from a year earlier (-0.9 percent).

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) increased by 559 (+3.0 percent) to 19,161 persons and fell by 820 persons (-4.1 percent) from a year earlier.

SECO l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
1/9/2015 10:43:44 AM


Recent Releases

Swiss Jobless Rate Edges Up in November
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate slightly increased to 3.2 percent in November of 2014 from 3.1 percent in the previous month. It is the highest figure since April. Published on 2014-12-09

Swiss Unemployment Rate Up to 3.1% in October
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate slightly increased to 3.1 percent in October of 2014 from 3.0 percent in the previous month. It is the highest figure since April. Published on 2014-11-07


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-11-07 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
3.1% 3.0% 3.1% 3%
2014-12-09 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
3.2% 3.1% 3.2% 3%
2015-01-09 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
3.4% 3.2% 3.4% 3.2%
2015-02-10 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
3.4% 3.3%
2015-03-10 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
3.3%
2015-04-10 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
3.4%


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.40 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4913.00 4903.00 4913.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 135251.00 136361.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 10558.00 11282.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Productivity 124.41 123.88 124.47 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 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.10 Dec/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.80 Nov/14 4.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Dec/14 6.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Nov/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 5.00 Nov/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.40 Nov/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Nov/14 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.10 Dec/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.20 Nov/14 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Dec/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Dec/14 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.40 Oct/14 10.50 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.80 Nov/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.60 Dec/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]