Swiss Unemployment Rate Up to 3.1% in October


In October, Switzerland's jobless rate was registered at 3.1 percent, up from 3 percent in the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, unemployment increased to 7.9 thousand persons (+6.3 percent). Youth unemployment decreased by 926 persons.

At the end of October, there were 133.4 thousand persons registered as unemployed at the regional employment centers, 2.37 thousand more than in the previous month. The number of job openings fell by 1253 to 12.98 thousand.

A total of 188.54 thousand people were looking for a job, 4.79 thousand more than in the previous month. Compared to the same period last year this figure went up by 10 thousand persons or 5.6 percent.

Swiss Unemployment Rate Up to 3.1% in October


Krisztina Györffy | krisztina@tradingeconomics.com
11/8/2013 8:58:35 AM