The number of unemployed persons in Switzerland increased to 123962 in January of 2019 from 119661 in December of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Switzerland averaged 57372.47 from 1950 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 206291 in February of 1997 and a record low of 26 in July of 1970.

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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 Unemployed Persons

In Switzerland, the definition for an unemployed person is: Persons (16-65 years) who were available for work (except for temporary illness) but did not work during the survey week, and who made specific efforts to find a job within the previous 4 weeks by going to an employment agency, by applying directly to an employer, by answering a job ad, or being on a union or professional register. This page provides the latest reported value for - Switzerland Unemployed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Switzerland Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
123962.00 119661.00 206291.00 26.00 1950 - 2019 Monthly
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