Switzerland Unemployment Rate 1995-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland remained unchanged at 2.90 percent in July of 2014 from 2.90 percent in June of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Switzerland averaged 3.34 Percent from 1995 until 2014, 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
2.90 2.90 5.40 1.60 1995 - 2014 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, September 1, 2014.


Switzerland Unemployment Rate Unchanged in July


Swiss unadjusted jobless rate remained steady at 2.9 percent in July of 2014 from the previous month, decreasing slightly from 3.0 percent registered a year ago. The number of unemployed enrolled at the regional employment centers increased slightly from the previous month.

In July of 2014 there were 127,054 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, 422 more than the previous month. Compared to the same month of a year earlier, unemployment fell by 1,462 persons.

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) increased by 1,695 persons (11.3 percent) up to 16,647 persons, but decreased in 984 persons (-5.6 percent) from a year earlier.

The number of jobseekers totalized 180,822 in July of 2014, recording 133 persons more than in June and less 576 persons from a year earlier (-0.3 percent).

The number of vacancies registered at the regional employment centers decreased by 971 to 13,240, in July of 2014.

SECO | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
8/8/2014 10:18:28 AM


Recent Releases

Switzerland Unemployment Rate Falls Further in June
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate declined for the fourth straight month to 2.9 percent in June of 2014 from 3.0 percent in the previous month, reaching the lowest rate in a year. Published on 2014-07-07

Swiss Unemployment Rate Down to 3%
Switzerland’s unadjusted jobless rate fell for the third month in a row to 3 percent in May of 2014 from 3.2 percent in the previous period, but the number of job vacancies also decreased. Published on 2014-06-10


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-07 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 3.2% 3.3% 3.2% 3.4%
2014-06-10 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 3.0% 3.2% 3.1% 3.2%
2014-07-07 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 2.9% 3.0% 2.9% 3%
2014-08-08 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 2.9% 2.9% 3.0% 2.7%
2014-09-08 06:45 AM Switzerland
Unemployment Rate
Aug 2014 2.9%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.90 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 4864.00 4884.00 4884.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 136907.00 135938.00 195385.00 -4371.00 [+]
Job Vacancies 12856.00 12960.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Productivity 109.04 108.08 110.03 87.32 Index Points [+]
Wages 308.00 305.00 308.00 121.00 Index Points [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 106.50 106.70 106.70 100.00 Index Points [+]
Population 8.04 7.95 8.04 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 Jul/14 6.00 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Jul/14 7.10 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.10 Feb/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.47 Jul/14 4.80 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.20 Jul/14 8.40 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.90 Jul/14 4.90 14.10 4.90 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 2.90 Jul/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 8.80 May/14 9.00 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.40 Jun/14 6.50 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.20 Jul/14 6.10 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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