Switzerland Unemployment Rate 1995-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.3 percent in December of 2017 from 3.1 percent in the prior month. It was the highest jobless rate since April, and above market consensus of 3.1 percent, as the number of unemployed and jobseekers went up. Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment edged down to 3.0 percent from an upwardly revised 3.1 percent in the prior month. Unemployment Rate in Switzerland averaged 3.33 percent from 1995 until 2017, 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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Swiss Jobless Rate Rises to 8-Month High of 3.3%


Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate increased to 3.3 percent in December of 2017 from 3.1 percent in the prior month. It was the highest jobless rate since April, and above market consensus of 3.1 percent, as the number of unemployed and jobseekers went up.

In December, there were 146,654 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 9,337 more persons than in the prior month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment declined by 12,718 persons (-8.0 percent).

The number of jobseekers reached 212,018, an increase of 7,877 persons compared with November while it decreased by 11,395 compared with the same period last year.

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year old) increased by 110 persons to 16,680. Compared to December 2016, this represents a decrease of 2,536 people (-13.2 percent).

Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment edged down to 3.0 percent from an upwardly revised 3.1 percent in the prior month.


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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-09 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.0% 3.0% 3.0% 3.2%
2017-12-07 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.1% 3.0% 3.1% 3.3%
2018-01-09 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.1% 3.1% 3.2%
2018-02-09 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.4%
2018-03-08 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.5%
2018-04-09 05:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.6%


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.10 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5025.00 5018.00 5063.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 136975.58 139556.05 195384.91 -4371.41 [+]
Productivity 101.56 100.84 101.56 76.53 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 13010.00 12439.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Wages 6257.26 6213.76 6257.26 5073.00 CHF/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 113.20 112.20 113.20 100.00 Index Points [+]
Population 8.42 8.33 8.42 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 [+]
Job Offers 60070.00 59879.00 78215.00 29043.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.30 68.40 68.80 66.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.80 2.00 1.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 4956.00 4915.00 4956.00 3841.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1653.60 1659.00 1659.00 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 0.30 0.10 7.80 0.10 percent [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.60 1.20 -0.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 79.90 79.80 81.30 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2797.70 2761.50 2818.30 2628.90 Thousand [+]


Switzerland Unemployment Rate

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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.10 5.40 1.60 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 12.00 Nov/17
Italy 11.00 Nov/17
Turkey 10.30 Oct/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.70 Nov/17
Canada 5.70 Dec/17
Australia 5.50 Dec/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.10 Dec/17
Netherlands 4.40 Dec/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Nov/17
United States 4.10 Dec/17
China 3.90 Dec/17
Germany 3.60 Nov/17
South Korea 3.60 Dec/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.30 Dec/17
Mexico 3.10 Dec/17
Japan 2.70 Nov/17


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