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

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland decreased to 3.20 percent in May of 2015 from 3.30 percent in April 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
3.20 3.30 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 Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-10 06:45 AM Mar 3.4% 3.5% 3.5% 3.6%
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 3.2% 3.3%
2015-08-07 06:45 AM Jul 3.4%
2015-09-08 06:45 AM Aug 3.4%


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.

In May, there were 136,349 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 4,782 fewer than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment increased by 6,039 persons (+4.6 percent). 

The number of jobseekers totalized 192,798 in May of 2015, recording 6,548 persons fewer than in the previous month and up 8,362  persons from a year earlier (+4.5 percent).

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) decreased by 1,130 persons (-6.5 percent) to 16,352 persons, and rose  by 953 persons (+6.2 percent) from a year earlier.

SECO l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/9/2015 7:02:44 AM


Recent Releases

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

Swiss Unemployment Rate Highest in 11-Months
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate increased to 3.5 percent in January of 2015 from 3.4 percent in the previous month as the number of jobseekers and unemployed went up. It is the highest level since February 2014.
Published on 2015-02-10


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5004.00 4978.00 5004.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 141001.00 139817.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 9373.00 9493.00 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 106.50 106.50 106.70 100.00 Index Points [+]
Population 8.13 8.04 8.13 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 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/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 May/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 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.20 May/15 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 May/15 5.40 10.80 2.50 percent [+]