The number of unemployed persons in Switzerland increased to 107315 in October of 2018 from 106586 in September of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Switzerland averaged 57152.15 from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 206291 in February of 1997 and a record low of 26 in July of 1970.

Switzerland Unemployed Persons
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Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.40 5.70 1.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5046.00 5025.00 5063.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 107315.00 106586.00 206291.00 26.00 [+]
Productivity 104.72 102.90 104.72 77.83 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 31446.00 33132.00 33132.00 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 0.80 0.80 7.80 0.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.50 5.70 1.40 percent [+]
Job Offers 73674.00 70628.00 78215.00 29043.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.40 68.40 68.80 66.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.80 1.90 2.00 1.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 5048.00 4961.00 5048.00 3841.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1699.40 1649.50 1699.40 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.30 1.20 -0.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 79.90 79.40 81.30 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2776.40 2798.30 2839.10 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
107315.00 106586.00 206291.00 26.00 1950 - 2018 Monthly
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Switzerland 107315.00 Oct/18
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