Switzerland Unemployed Persons  1950-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of unemployed persons in Switzerland decreased to 109392 in May of 2018 from 119781 in April of 2018. Unemployed Persons in Switzerland averaged 56849.28 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.

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Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.40 2.70 5.70 1.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5025.00 5012.00 5063.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 109392.00 119781.00 206291.00 26.00 [+]
Productivity 102.90 102.56 103.02 77.83 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 14102.00 13538.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
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 8.42 8.33 8.42 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 0.40 0.50 7.80 0.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 2.00 2.20 5.70 1.40 percent [+]
Job Offers 70578.00 62103.00 78215.00 29043.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.40 68.60 68.80 66.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.60 1.70 2.00 1.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 4961.00 4962.00 4962.00 3841.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1649.50 1663.80 1663.80 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.00 1.20 -0.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 80.20 79.90 81.30 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2798.30 2822.30 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
109392.00 119781.00 206291.00 26.00 1950 - 2018 Monthly
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unemployed persons by Country
Country Last
Australia 714.61 May/18
Brazil 13.41 Apr/18
Canada 1151.60 May/18
China 971.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 13780.00 Apr/18
France 3434.20 Apr/18
Germany 2315.49 May/18
India 44.85 Dec/16
Indonesia 7005262.00 Dec/17
Italy 2912.18 Apr/18
Japan 1720.00 Apr/18
Mexico 1713857.00 Mar/18
Netherlands 355.00 Apr/18
Russia 3.70 Apr/18
South Korea 1114.00 May/18
Spain 3300.96 May/18
Switzerland 109392.00 May/18
Turkey 3210.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom 886.20 May/18
United States 6065.00 May/18


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