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

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland remained unchanged at 3.50 percent in February of 2015 from 3.50 percent in January 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.50 5.40 1.60 1995 - 2015 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 Sunday, March 29, 2015.


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.

In February of 2015 there were 149,921 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 1,025 fewer than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment increased by 662 persons (+0.4 percent). 

The number of jobseekers totalized 206,369 in February of 2015, recording 231 persons more than in the previous month and up 435  persons from a year earlier (+0.2 percent).

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) decreased by 470 persons (-2.4 percent) up to 19,041 persons, but decreased by 378 persons (-1.9 percent) from a year earlier.

SECO l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
3/10/2015 8:03:11 AM


Recent Releases

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

Swiss Unemployment Rate Highest Since March
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate increased to 3.4 percent in December of 2014 from 3.2 percent in the previous month as the number of jobseekers and unemployed went up. Published on 2015-01-09


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-09 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
3.4% 3.2% 3.4% 3.2%
2015-02-10 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
3.5% 3.4% 3.5% 3.3%
2015-03-10 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
3.5% 3.5% 3.59%
2015-04-10 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
3.5% 3.69%
2015-05-08 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
3.78%
2015-06-09 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  May
3.87%


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4979.00 4922.00 4979.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 135756.00 136187.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 9935.00 10422.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Productivity 123.55 124.23 124.47 87.32 Index Points [+]
Wages 6160.00 6118.00 6168.88 5073.00 CHF [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 106.50 106.70 106.70 100.00 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 6.30 Feb/15 6.40 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Feb/15 6.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Dec/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.20 Jan/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jan/15 12.70 13.30 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.10 Feb/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Feb/15 5.50 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Feb/15 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Feb/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.90 Dec/14 10.70 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Jan/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Feb/15 5.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]