Switzerland Unemployment Rate  1995-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate came in at 3.3 percent in January of 2018, the same as in the prior month but slightly below market consensus of 3.4 percent. It remained the highest jobless rate since April 2017. Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment stood at 3.0 percent, unchanged from the preceding month. Unemployment Rate in Switzerland averaged 3.33 percent from 1995 until 2018, 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 Stays at 8-Month High of 3.3%


Swiss unadjusted unemployment rate came in at 3.3 percent in January of 2018, the same as in the prior month but slightly below market consensus of 3.4 percent. It remained the highest jobless rate since April 2017.

In January, there were 149,161 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, about 2,507 more persons than in the prior month. Compared to the same month a year earlier, unemployment declined by 15,305 persons (-9.3 percent). 

The number of jobseekers reached 213,125, an increase of 1,107 persons compared with December 2017 while it decreased by 13,736 compared with the same period last year. 

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year old) decreased by 135 persons to 16,545. Compared to January 2017, this represents a decrease of 3,237 people (-16.4 percent). 

Adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment stood at 3.0 percent, unchaged from the prededing month.


Seco l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
2/9/2018 7:37:46 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-07 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.1% 3.0% 3.1% 3.3%
2018-01-09 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.1% 3.1% 3.2%
2018-02-09 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.3% 3.4% 3.4%
2018-03-08 06:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 3.3%
2018-04-09 05:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4%
2018-05-08 05:45 AM Unemployment Rate 3.4%


Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.30 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5025.00 5018.00 5063.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 134419.72 135935.05 195384.91 -4371.41 [+]
Productivity 101.56 100.84 101.56 76.53 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 12943.00 13010.00 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 [+]
Wage Growth 0.50 0.30 7.80 0.10 percent [+]
Job Offers 58638.00 60070.00 78215.00 29043.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.60 68.30 68.80 66.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 1.60 2.00 1.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 4956.00 4915.00 4956.00 3841.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1620.50 1653.60 1659.00 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.60 1.20 -0.60 percent [+]
Employment Rate 79.90 79.80 81.30 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2839.10 2797.70 2839.10 2628.90 Thousand [+]


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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.30 5.40 1.60 1995 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 11.80 Dec/17
Italy 10.80 Dec/17
Turkey 10.30 Nov/17
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.70 Dec/17
Canada 5.90 Jan/18
Australia 5.50 Jan/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.10 Dec/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Nov/17
Netherlands 4.20 Jan/18
United States 4.10 Jan/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
Germany 3.60 Dec/17
South Korea 3.60 Jan/18
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.30 Jan/18
Mexico 3.10 Dec/17
Japan 2.80 Dec/17


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