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

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland increased 3.10 percent in October of 2014 from 3.0 percent in September 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
3.10 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 Friday, November 28, 2014.


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.

In October, there were 132,397 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 2,432 more than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment fell by 1,046 persons.

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) decreased by 759 persons (-3.9 percent) to 18,721 persons and fell by 490 persons (-2.6 percent) from a year earlier.

The number of jobseekers totalized 187,715 in October of 2014, recording 4,602 persons more than in September and less 821 persons from a year earlier (-0.4 percent).

SECO l Rida l rida@tradingeconomics.com
11/7/2014 10:39:49 AM


Recent Releases

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

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


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-08 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Aug 2014
3.0% 2.9% 3.0% 3.1%
2014-10-08 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep 2014
3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.1%
2014-11-07 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct 2014
3.1% 3.0% 3.1% 3%
2014-12-09 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov 2014
3.1% 3%


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.00 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4903.00 4865.00 4903.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 137227.00 136193.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 11237.00 11559.00 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 [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Oct/14 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 4.70 Oct/14 4.90 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.50 Oct/14 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Sep/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Oct/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.20 May/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 4.78 Oct/14 5.08 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Oct/14 8.00 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.10 Oct/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Oct/14 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.67 Aug/14 24.47 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Oct/14 3.00 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.10 Aug/14 9.80 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.00 Sep/14 6.00 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.80 Oct/14 5.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]