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

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland decreased to 3.10 percent in June from 3.20 percent in May of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Switzerland averaged 3.34 percent from 1995 until 2015, 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.10 3.20 5.40 1.60 1995 - 2015 percent Monthly
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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 Friday, July 31, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-08 06:45 AM Apr 3.3% 3.4% 3.3% 3.2%
2015-06-09 06:45 AM May 3.2% 3.3% 3.3% 3.2%
2015-07-07 06:45 AM Jun 3.1% 3.2% 3.3% 3.3%
2015-08-07 06:45 AM Jul 3.1% 3%
2015-09-08 06:45 AM Aug 2.9%
2015-10-08 06:45 AM Sep 2.8%


Swiss Jobless Rate Edges Down in June


Swiss unadjusted jobless rate declined to 3.1 percent in June of 2015 from 3.2 percent in the previous month and beating market forecasts, as the number of jobseekers and unemployed went down.

In June, there were 133,256 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 3,093 less than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment increased by 6,624 persons (+5.2 percent). 

The number of jobseekers reached 191,090 in June of 2015, less 1,708 persons  than in the previous month but 10,401  more than a year earlier (+5.8 percent).

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) decreased by 499 persons (-3.1 percent) to 15,853 persons, and rose  by 901 persons (+6.0 percent) from a year earlier.

SECO l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
7/7/2015 11:04:26 AM


Recent Releases

Swiss Jobless Rate at 7-Month Low
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate declined to 3.2 percent in May of 2015 from 3.3 percent in the previous month and matching market forecasts. It is the lowest figure since November 2014, as the number of jobseekers and unemployed went down.
Published on 2015-06-09

Swiss Jobless Rate Edges Down in April
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate declined to 3.3 percent in April of 2015 from 3.4 percent in the previous month as the number of jobseekers and unemployed went down.
Published on 2015-05-08

Swiss Unemployment Rate Falls in March
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate declined to 3.4 percent in March of 2015 from 3.5 percent in the previous month as the number of jobseekers and unemployed went down.
Published on 2015-04-10

Swiss Jobless Rate Unchanged in February
Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent in February of 2015 from the previous month as the number of unemployed was down while jobseekers were slightly up.
Published on 2015-03-10


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5004.00 4978.00 5004.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 142084.00 141001.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 9541.00 9373.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Productivity 122.51 123.40 124.47 87.32 Index Points [+]
Wages 6160.00 6118.00 6168.88 5073.00 CHF/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 106.50 106.70 106.70 100.00 Index Points [+]
Population 8.24 8.04 8.24 5.30 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 6.00 Jun/15 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.90 Jun/15 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jun/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jun/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.41 Jun/15 4.45 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 Jun/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.40 Jun/15 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Jun/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.60 Apr/15 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 May/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]