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

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland decreased to 3.30 percent in April of 2015 from 3.40 percent in March 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
3.30 3.40 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 Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-10 06:45 AM Feb 3.5% 3.5% 3.59%
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 3.3% 3.47%
2015-07-07 06:45 AM Jun 3.37%
2015-08-07 06:45 AM Jul 3.4%


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.

In April, there were 141,131 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 3,977 fewer than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment increased by 4,044 persons (+2.9 percent). 

The number of jobseekers totalized 199,346 in April of 2015, recording 4,920 persons fewer than in the previous month and up 6,517  persons from a year earlier (+3.4 percent).

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) decreased by 719 persons (-4.0 percent) to 17,482 persons, and rose  by 760 persons (+4.5 percent) from a year earlier.

SECO | Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/8/2015 10:18:36 AM


Recent Releases

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


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4979.00 4922.00 4979.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 139667.00 137972.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 9484.00 9699.00 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/Month [+]
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 6.20 Apr/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.40 Apr/15 6.20 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Apr/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Feb/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Mar/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Mar/15 4.70 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 13.00 Mar/15 12.70 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.86 Mar/15 4.33 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Apr/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Apr/15 5.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Apr/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.20 Feb/15 11.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Mar/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.40 Apr/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]