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

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland increased to 3.50 percent in January of 2015 from 3.40 percent in December of 2014. 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 3.40 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 Monday, March 2, 2015.


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.

In January, there were 150,946 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 3,577 more than in the previous month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment fell by 2,314 persons (-1.5 percent).

The number of jobseekers amounted to 206,138 in January of 2015, 2, 212 persons more than in December and less 2,639 persons from a year earlier (-1.3 percent).

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) increased by 350 (+1.8 percent) to 19,511 persons and fell by 1,022 persons (-5.0 percent) from a year earlier.

SECO l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/10/2015 11:06:09 AM


Recent Releases

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

Swiss Jobless Rate Edges Up in November
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate slightly increased to 3.2 percent in November of 2014 from 3.1 percent in the previous month. It is the highest figure since April. Published on 2014-12-09


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-09 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
3.2% 3.1% 3.2% 3%
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% 3.59%
2015-04-10 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
3.69%
2015-05-08 06:45 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
3.78%


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.40 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 10349.00 10908.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Productivity 124.18 123.88 124.47 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 6.40 Jan/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.30 Jan/15 4.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Jan/15 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.40 Dec/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.90 Dec/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Jan/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.51 Jan/15 3.76 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.20 Jan/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.50 Jan/15 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jan/15 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Jan/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.70 Nov/14 10.40 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Dec/14 5.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.70 Jan/15 5.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]