Switzerland Unemployment Rate  1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.0 percent in September of 2017, the same as in the prior three months. The figure remained at its lowest since October 2014 and matching market consensus. Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment edged down to 3.1 percent from 3.2 percent in the prior five months. Unemployment Rate in Switzerland averaged 3.33 percent from 1995 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5.40 percent in March of 1997 and a record low of 1.60 percent in November of 2000.

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Swiss Jobless Rate Steady at 3.0% for 4th Month


Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.0 percent in September of 2017, the same as in the prior three months. The figure remained at its lowest since October 2014 and matching market consensus.

In September, there were 133,169 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 2,409 less persons than in the prior month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment declined by 9,506 persons (-6.7 percent). 

The number of jobseekers reached 193,624, a drop of 1,710 persons compared with August while it decreased by 9,944 compared with the same period last year. 

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year old) went up by 1,043 persons to 17,709. Compared to September 2016, this represents a decrease of 2,318 people (-11.6 percent). 

Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment edged down to 3.1 percent from 3.2 percent in the prior five months.

Seco l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
10/10/2017 5:55:28 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-08 05:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3% 3% 3% 3%
2017-09-08 05:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3% 3% 3% 3.1%
2017-10-10 05:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.0% 3% 3% 3.2%
2017-11-09 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.0% 3.2%
2017-12-07 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3%


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.00 3.00 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5018.00 4982.00 5063.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 142874.70 143674.50 195384.91 -4371.41 [+]
Productivity 100.84 100.36 100.98 76.53 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 12095.00 12018.00 22574.00 6086.00 [+]
Wages 6257.26 6213.76 6257.26 5073.00 CHF/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 113.20 112.20 113.20 100.00 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 [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.00 1.20 -0.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 79.80 79.30 81.30 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2761.50 2818.30 2818.30 2628.90 Thousand [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 4915.00 4884.00 4921.00 3841.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1659.00 1648.60 1659.00 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.40 68.80 68.80 66.80 percent [+]
Job Offers 51896.00 52859.00 74527.00 27923.00 [+]
Wage Growth 0.70 0.60 7.80 0.30 percent [+]


Switzerland Unemployment Rate

In Switzerland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Switzerland Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.00 3.00 5.40 1.60 1995 - 2017 percent Monthly
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