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

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland increased to 3 percent in August of 2014 from 2.90 percent in July 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 2.90 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 Monday, September 22, 2014.


Swiss Jobless Rate Slightly Increases in August


Swiss unadjusted jobless rate rose slightly to 3 percent in August of 2014 from 2.9 percent in the previous month. When adjusted for seasonal effects, unemployment remained steady at 3.2 percent.

In August of 2014 there were 128,434 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 1,380 more than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment fell by 1,522 persons.

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) increased by 2,669 persons (16.0 percent) up to 19,316 persons, but decreased by 881 persons (-4.4 percent) from a year earlier.

The number of jobseekers totalized 179,880 in August of 2014, recording 942 persons less than in July and less 1,249 persons from a year earlier (-0.7 percent).

SECO l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
9/8/2014 12:39:46 PM


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-10 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 3.0% 3.2% 3.1% 3.2%
2014-07-07 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 2.9% 3.0% 2.9% 3%
2014-07-10 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 3.0%
2014-07-10 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 3.0%
2014-07-10 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Sep 2014 3.0%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.00 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 4864.00 4884.00 4884.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 136907.00 135938.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 12856.00 12960.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Productivity 109.04 108.08 110.03 87.32 Index Points [+]
Wages 308.00 305.00 308.00 121.00 Index Points [+]
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 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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