Swiss Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.0% in August


In August, Switzerland's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.0 percent. Compared to the same month last year, unemployment increased by 10,133 people (+8.5 percent). Youth unemployment increased by 2,565 persons to 20,197.

At the end of July, there were 129 956 persons registered as unemployed at the regional employment centers, 1 440 more than in the previous month. The number of job openings declined by 159 to 13 878.

A total of 181,129 people were looking for a job, 269 less than in the previous month. Compared to the same period last year this figure went up by 10 853 persons or 6.4 percent.

Swiss Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.0% in August


Seco | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com
9/9/2013 9:31:52 AM