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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Switzerland

Switzerland Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 3.3 % Apr/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 3 % Mar/21
Employed Persons 5114 Thousand Person | 5.114 Million Person 4Q/20
Employment Change  0.5 % 4Q/20
Employment Rate  80.5 % 4Q/20
Full Time Employment 2815 Thousand Person 4Q/20
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.6 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 1748 Thousand Persons 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 151279 Persons | 0.151 Million Persons Apr/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Switzerland - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Switzerland?

  • Unemployment Rate in Switzerland decreased to 3.3 % in April 2021. 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
3.3 Apr/21 07.05.2021
3.4 Mar/21 09.04.2021
3.6 Feb/21 08.03.2021
3.7 Jan/21 08.02.2021
3.5 Dec/20 08.01.2021
3.3 Nov/20 08.12.2020
3.2 Oct/20 09.11.2020
3.2 Sep/20 08.10.2020


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 3 % in March 2021. 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
3 Mar/21 09.04.2021
3.3 Feb/21 08.03.2021
3.4 Jan/21 08.02.2021
3.3 Nov/20 08.12.2020
3.3 Oct/20 09.11.2020
3.6 Sep/20 08.10.2020
3.4 Jul/20 10.08.2020
3.3 Jun/20 08.07.2020


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 increased to 5114 Thousand Person (5.114 Million Person) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 5129 Thousand Person and minimum was 3242 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Economic Institute.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
5114 4Q/20 20.02.2021
5067 3Q/20 14.11.2020
5005 2Q/20 22.08.2020
5129 1Q/20 16.05.2020
5107 4Q/19 15.02.2020
5090 3Q/19 16.11.2019
5098 2Q/19 29.10.2019
5076 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 0.5 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum change was 1.4 % and minimum was -2.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
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
0.3 4Q/19 10.03.2020
-0.1 3Q/19 05.12.2019
0.4 2Q/19 29.10.2019
0.2 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 increased to 80.5 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 81.3 % and minimum was 76.9 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
80.5 4Q/20 24.04.2021
79.7 3Q/20 28.11.2020
79.1 2Q/20 05.09.2020
80.4 1Q/20 23.05.2020
81 4Q/19 21.04.2020
80.4 3Q/19 18.01.2020
80.6 2Q/19 29.10.2019
80.6 4Q/18 04.07.2019


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 2815 Thousand Person in the forth quarter of 2020. 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
2815 4Q/20 06.03.2021
2784 3Q/20 28.11.2020
2746 2Q/20 29.08.2020
2816 1Q/20 24.06.2020
2822 4Q/19 15.04.2020
2803 3Q/19 20.01.2020
2805 2Q/19 29.10.2019
2794 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 increased to 1.6 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 2 % and minimum was 1.2 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.6 3Q/20 28.11.2020
1.4 2Q/20 12.09.2020
1.5 1Q/20 17.06.2020
1.2 4Q/19 21.04.2020
1.6 3Q/19 21.01.2020
1.5 2Q/19 11.11.2019
1.7 1Q/19 29.10.2019
1.8 4Q/18 04.07.2019


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 increased to 1748 Thousand Persons in the forth quarter of 2020. 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
1748 4Q/20 06.03.2021
1719 3Q/20 28.11.2020
1721 2Q/20 29.08.2020
1722 1Q/20 24.06.2020
1740 4Q/19 15.04.2020
1719 3Q/19 20.01.2020
1730 2Q/19 29.10.2019
1699 1Q/19 04.07.2019


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 decreased to 151279 Persons (0.151 Million Persons) in April 2021. 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
151279 Apr/21 07.05.2021
157968 Mar/21 09.04.2021
167953 Feb/21 08.03.2021
169753 Jan/21 08.02.2021
163545 Dec/20 08.01.2021
153270 Nov/20 08.12.2020
149118 Oct/20 09.11.2020
148560 Sep/20 08.10.2020


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 2020 65 65
Wages 2019 6991.394 USD/Month 6929.288
Job Vacancies Apr/21 49.331 K 40.561
Labor Force Participation Rate 3Q/20 68 % 66.9
Non Farm Payrolls  4Q/20 5135 K 5138

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Apr/21 8.7 % 9.4
Ireland Apr/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Mar/21 6.1 % 6.2
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland Mar/21 8.3 % 6.4
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Mar/21 5.8 % 5.7
Bulgaria Mar/21 6.5 % 6.9
Croatia Mar/21 9.3 % 9.7
Cyprus Mar/21 7.1 % 6.8
Czech Republic Apr/21 4.1 % 4.2
Denmark Mar/21 4.5 % 4.6
Estonia 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.7
Euro Area Mar/21 8.1 % 8.2
European Union Mar/21 7.3 % 7.4
Finland Mar/21 8.1 % 8.1
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Greece Dec/20 15.8 % 16.2
Hungary Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Italy Mar/21 10.1 % 10.2
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Apr/21 14.3 % 15.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 4Q/20 3.6 % 3.4
Montenegro Apr/21 24.32 % 23.83
Netherlands Mar/21 3.5 % 3.6
Poland Mar/21 6.4 % 6.5
Portugal 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.3
Romania Mar/21 5.5 % 5.7
Russia Mar/21 5.4 % 5.7
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Mar/21 8 % 7.9
Slovenia Feb/21 9 % 9.4
Sweden Mar/21 10 % 9.7
Switzerland Apr/21 3.3 % 3.4
Turkey Mar/21 13.1 % 13.2
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 4Q/20 12.3 % 12.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb/21 33.68 % 33.89
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2