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

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland increased 3.20 percent in November of 2014 from 3.1 percent in October 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
3.20 3.10 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, December 22, 2014.


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.

In November, there were 136,552 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 4,155 more than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment fell by 2,21 persons (-1.8 percent).

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) decreased by 119 (-0.6 percent) to 18,602 persons and fell by 725 persons (-3.8 percent) from a year earlier.

The number of jobseekers totalized 193,892 in November of 2014, recording 6,177 persons more than in October and less 2,630 persons from a year earlier (-1.3 percent).

SECO l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
12/9/2014 11:49:40 AM


Recent Releases

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

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. Published on 2014-10-08


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-08 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep
3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1%
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
3.2%
2015-02-10 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
3.3%
2015-03-06 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
3.3%


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4913.00 4903.00 4913.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 136509.00 137170.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 11472.00 11481.00 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 6.30 Nov/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.80 Nov/14 4.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Nov/14 6.50 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Aug/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Oct/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 13.20 Oct/14 12.90 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Oct/14 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.53 Nov/14 4.78 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Nov/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.20 Nov/14 5.10 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Nov/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 Nov/14 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.50 Sep/14 10.10 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Oct/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Nov/14 5.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]