Switzerland Unemployment Rate  1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.5 percent in December of 2016, compared to a 3.3 percent in November and above market estimates of 3.3 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since April, as the number of unemployed and jobseekers went up. Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment rate stood at 3.3 percent, unchanged from the prior three months. 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-08 06:45 AM Oct 3.2% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
2016-12-09 06:45 AM Nov 3.3% 3.2% 3.2%
2017-01-10 06:45 AM Dec 3.5% 3.3% 3.3% 3.6%
2017-02-09 06:45 AM Jan 3.5% 3.7%
2017-03-09 06:45 AM Feb 3.6%
2017-04-07 05:45 AM Mar 3.5%




Swiss Jobless Rate Up to 8-Month High of 3.5% in December


Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.5 percent in December of 2016, compared to a 3.3 percent in November and above market estimates of 3.3 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since April, as the number of unemployed and jobseekers went up.

In December, there were 159,372 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 10,144 more persons than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment increased by 743 persons (+0.0 percent). 

The number of jobseekers reached 223,413, an increase of 8,198 persons compared with November while it increased by 3,204 compared with the same period last year.

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year old) increased by 295 persons to 19,216. Compared with December 2015, this represents a decrease of 1,406 people (-0.2 percent).

Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment rate stood at 3.3 percent, unchanged from the prior three months. 

Seco l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
1/10/2017 6:58:11 AM



Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5063.00 5041.00 5063.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 148764.78 149152.42 195384.91 -4371.41 [+]
Productivity 98.37 98.76 100.98 76.53 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 11798.00 11273.00 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 Change 0.50 0.30 1.20 -0.50 percent [+]
Employment Rate 80.70 80.70 81.00 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2866.40 2838.90 2866.40 2628.90 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.50 69.20 69.60 67.00 percent [+]
Job Offers 52859.00 52852.00 74527.00 27923.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 4918.00 4903.00 4918.00 3847.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1614.40 1641.20 1647.00 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 0.60 0.50 7.80 0.30 percent [+]



Switzerland Unemployment Rate Notes

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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.50 3.30 5.40 1.60 1995 - 2016 percent Monthly
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