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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Switzerland

Switzerland Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 1.9 % Oct/22
Youth Unemployment Rate 1.9 % Oct/22
Employed Persons 5141 Thousand Person | 5.141 Million Person 3Q/22
Employment Change  0.2 % 2Q/22
Employment Rate  79.3 % 2Q/22
Full Time Employment 2840 Thousand Person 2Q/22
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.6 % 2Q/22
Part Time Employment 1690 Thousand Persons 2Q/22
Unemployed Persons 89636 Persons | 0.09 Million Persons Oct/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Switzerland?

  • Unemployment Rate in Switzerland remained unchanged at 1.9 % in October 2022. The maximum rate was 5.7 % and minimum was 1.5 %.
  • Data published Monthly by State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.9 Oct/22 07.11.2022
1.9 Sep/22 07.10.2022
2 Aug/22 08.09.2022
2 Jul/22 08.08.2022
2 Jun/22 07.07.2022
2.1 May/22 08.06.2022
2.3 Apr/22 06.05.2022
2.4 Mar/22 07.04.2022


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Switzerland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Thomas Jordan 18.04.2012 - 3.1000 2.4000 3.8000 2.4000 -22.58%
Philipp Hildebrand 01.01.2010 - 09.01.2012 4.1000 3.3000 4.1000 2.8000 -19.51%
Jean-Pierre Roth 01.01.2001 - 01.01.2010 1.6000 4.2000 4.2000 1.6000 162.50%
Hans Meyer 01.05.1996 - 01.01.2001 4.5000 1.6000 5.4000 1.6000 -64.44%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Switzerland?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Switzerland decreased to 1.9 % in October 2022. The maximum rate was 5.7 % and minimum was 1.4 %.
  • Data published Monthly by State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.9 Oct/22 07.11.2022
2.1 Sep/22 07.10.2022
2.2 Aug/22 08.09.2022
1.8 Jul/22 08.08.2022
1.5 Jun/22 07.07.2022
1.5 May/22 08.06.2022
1.6 Apr/22 06.05.2022
1.8 Mar/22 07.04.2022


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Switzerland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Switzerland?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Switzerland decreased to 5141 Thousand Person (5.141 Million Person) in the third quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 5131 Thousand Person and minimum was 3242 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Economic Institute.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
5141 3Q/22 19.11.2022
5144 2Q/22 25.08.2022
5133 1Q/22 04.06.2022
5128 4Q/21 26.03.2022
5096 3Q/21 18.01.2022
5052 2Q/21 18.09.2021
5114 4Q/20 20.02.2021
5067 3Q/20 14.11.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Switzerland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (%)

Employment Change 
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Change rate in Switzerland?

  • Employment Change in Switzerland increased by 0.2 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum change was 1.4 % and minimum was -2.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
0.2 2Q/22 10.10.2022
0.6 4Q/21 19.04.2022
0.8 3Q/21 18.02.2022
0 2Q/21 25.10.2021
0.5 4Q/20 20.04.2021
0.7 3Q/20 16.02.2021
-2.4 2Q/20 21.09.2020
0.4 1Q/20 17.06.2020


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Change  in Switzerland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Switzerland?

  • Employment Rate in Switzerland remained unchanged at 79.3 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 81.3 % and minimum was 76.9 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
79.3 2Q/22 17.09.2022
79.3 1Q/22 16.07.2022
80.4 4Q/21 04.05.2022
79.4 3Q/21 22.01.2022
78.5 2Q/21 23.10.2021
80.5 4Q/20 24.04.2021
79.7 3Q/20 28.11.2020
79.1 2Q/20 05.09.2020


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in Switzerland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Switzerland?

  • Full Time Employment in Switzerland increased to 2840 Thousand Person in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 2841 Thousand Person and minimum was 2629 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
2840 2Q/22 17.09.2022
2853 4Q/21 23.04.2022
2799 3Q/21 18.01.2022
2765 2Q/21 25.09.2021
2815 4Q/20 06.03.2021
2784 3Q/20 28.11.2020
2746 2Q/20 29.08.2020
2816 1Q/20 24.06.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Switzerland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in Switzerland?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in Switzerland decreased to 1.6 % in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 2 % and minimum was 1.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.6 2Q/22 28.10.2022
1.7 1Q/22 16.07.2022
1.8 4Q/21 05.05.2022
1.9 3Q/21 17.02.2022
2.1 2Q/21 18.01.2022
1.7 4Q/20 10.07.2021
1.6 3Q/20 28.11.2020
1.4 2Q/20 12.09.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in Switzerland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Switzerland?

  • Part Time Employment in Switzerland decreased to 1690 Thousand Persons in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 1748 Thousand Persons and minimum was 1064 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1690 2Q/22 17.09.2022
1726 4Q/21 23.04.2022
1713 3Q/21 18.01.2022
1693 2Q/21 25.09.2021
1748 4Q/20 06.03.2021
1719 3Q/20 28.11.2020
1721 2Q/20 29.08.2020
1722 1Q/20 24.06.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Switzerland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Switzerland?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Switzerland remained unchanged at 89636 Persons (0.09 Million Persons) in October 2022. The maximum rate was 206291 Persons and minimum was 26 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
89636 Oct/22 07.11.2022
89526 Sep/22 07.10.2022
91372 Aug/22 08.09.2022
91474 Jul/22 08.08.2022
92511 Jun/22 07.07.2022
98004 May/22 08.06.2022
104391 Apr/22 06.05.2022
109500 Mar/22 07.04.2022


Historical Chart by presidents (Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Switzerland by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Switzerland

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2022 65 65
Wages 2021 7031.787 USD/Month 7045.529
Job Vacancies Oct/22 67.525 K 65.578
Labor Force Participation Rate 2Q/22 82.8 % 83.3
Non Farm Payrolls  3Q/22 5362 K 5316

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Oct/22 6 % 5.7
Ireland Oct/22 4.4 % 4.4
Luxembourg Oct/22 4.9 % 4.9
Spain 3Q/22 12.67 % 12.48
Iceland Oct/22 2.8 % 3.6
Norway Sep/22 3.2 % 3.3
Belarus Dec/21 3.9 % 4.05
Belgium Sep/22 5.7 % 5.8
Bulgaria Sep/22 4.2 % 4.3
Croatia Oct/22 6.5 % 6.1
Cyprus Sep/22 8 % 8.3
Czech Republic Oct/22 3.5 % 3.5
Denmark Sep/22 2.2 % 2.2
Estonia 3Q/22 5.6 % 5.8
Euro Area Sep/22 6.6 % 6.7
European Union Sep/22 6 % 6
Finland Oct/22 5.8 % 6.7
France 3Q/22 7.3 % 7.4
Germany Oct/22 5.5 % 5.5
Greece Sep/22 11.8 % 12.1
Hungary Oct/22 3.6 % 3.7
Italy Sep/22 7.9 % 7.9
Latvia 3Q/22 6.9 % 6.6
Lithuania Oct/22 8.3 % 8.1
Macedonia 2Q/22 14.5 % 14.8
Malta 2Q/22 2.9 % 3.2
Moldova 2Q/22 2.4 % 3
Montenegro Sep/22 19.08 % 19.16
Netherlands Oct/22 3.7 % 3.8
Poland Oct/22 5.1 % 5.1
Portugal 3Q/22 5.8 % 5.7
Romania Sep/22 5.2 % 5.1
Russia Sep/22 3.9 % 3.8
Serbia 2Q/22 8.9 % 10.6
Slovakia Oct/22 5.9 % 6.1
Slovenia Sep/22 5.3 % 5.5
Sweden Oct/22 7.1 % 6.5
Switzerland Oct/22 1.9 % 1.9
Turkey Sep/22 10.1 % 9.8
Ukraine 4Q/21 10.6 % 9.2
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2020 1.9 % 1.5
Albania 2Q/22 11.5 % 11.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina Aug/22 30.17 % 30.17
Kosovo 3Q/21 17.7 % 20.5