The number of unemployed persons in Switzerland decreased to 120294 in September of 2021 from 126355 in August of 2021. source: State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

Unemployed Persons in Switzerland averaged 60053.50 from 1950 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 206291 in February of 1997 and a record low of 26 in July of 1970. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Unemployed Persons in Switzerland is expected to be 110748.54 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 110495.81 in 2022 and 110501.47 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Unemployed Persons


Switzerland Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 2.60 percent Sep/21 2.70 5.70 1.50
Unemployed Persons 120294.00 Sep/21 126355.00 206291.00 26.00
Job Vacancies 55655.00 Sep/21 53481.00 55655.00 6062.00
Youth Unemployment Rate 2.30 percent Jul/21 2.20 5.70 1.40


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.