Switzerland Unemployment Rate  1995-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Switzerland unadjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.5 percent in April of 2016 from 3.6 percent in March and in line with expectations. Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment rate stood at 3.5 percent, following a downwardly revised 3.4 percent in a month earlier. Unemployment Rate in Switzerland averaged 3.34 percent from 1995 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.60 5.40 1.60 1995 - 2016 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. Switzerland Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-08 06:45 AM Feb 3.7% 3.8% 3.8% 3.9%
2016-04-08 05:45 AM Mar 3.6% 3.7% 3.6% 3.7%
2016-05-10 05:45 AM Apr 3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.5%
2016-06-09 05:45 AM May 3.5% 3.4%
2016-07-08 05:45 AM Jun 3.4%
2016-08-09 05:45 AM Jul 3.3%

Switzerland Jobless rate Edges Down to 3.5% in April


Switzerland unadjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.5 percent in April of 2016 from 3.6 percent in March and in line with expectations as the number of unemployed and jobseekers were down.

In April, there were 149,540 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 5,784 less persons than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment increased by 8,409 persons (+6.0 percent). 

The number of jobseekers reached 210,926, less 7,261 persons than in the previous month and 11,580 more than a year earlier (+5.8 percent).

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year old) decreased by 1,036 persons (-5.5 percent) to 17,871. Compared to April 2015, this represents an increase of 389 people (+2.2 percent).

Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment rate stood at 3.5 percent, following a downwardly revised 3.4 percent in a month earlier.

Seco l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/10/2016 9:23:04 AM

Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.60 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4969.00 4944.00 4978.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 149348.00 149925.00 195385.00 2067.00 [+]
Productivity 123.93 123.96 125.11 95.66 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 9856.00 9847.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Wages 6213.76 6189.00 6213.76 5073.00 CHF/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.20 110.40 112.20 100.00 Index Points [+]
Population 8.24 8.14 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 [+]
Employment Rate 80.60 79.70 81.00 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2849.70 2827.70 2849.70 2628.90 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.30 68.70 69.40 67.00 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 4878.00 4903.00 4903.00 3847.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1614.70 1575.50 1643.40 1064.50 Thousand [+]




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