The total population in Switzerland was estimated at 8.5 million people in 2018, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, Switzerland had a population of 5.3 million people.

Population in Switzerland is expected to be 8.55 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland Population is projected to trend around 8.66 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.70 5.70 1.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5080.00 5046.00 5080.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 123962.00 119661.00 206291.00 26.00 [+]
Productivity 103.70 104.72 104.72 77.83 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 33488.00 33203.00 36850.00 6062.00 [+]
Wages 6260.00 6235.00 6260.00 5082.00 CHF/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 113.10 113.20 113.20 100.00 Index Points [+]
Population 8.48 8.42 8.48 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 [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.80 7.80 0.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.40 5.70 1.40 percent [+]
Job Offers 72133.00 73674.00 78215.00 29043.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.50 68.40 68.80 66.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.50 1.80 2.00 1.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 5070.00 5048.00 5070.00 3841.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1668.80 1699.40 1699.40 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.50 0.30 1.20 -0.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 80.50 79.90 81.30 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2841.10 2776.40 2841.10 2628.90 Thousand [+]


Switzerland Population

The population of Switzerland represents 0.11 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 882 people on the planet is a resident of Switzerland. This page provides - Switzerland Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Population - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.48 8.42 8.48 5.30 1960 - 2018 Million Yearly




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