Switzerland Unemployment Rate Unchanged in July


Swiss unadjusted jobless rate remained steady at 2.9 percent in July of 2014 from the previous month, decreasing slightly from 3.0 percent registered a year ago. The number of unemployed enrolled at the regional employment centers increased slightly from the previous month.

In July of 2014 there were 127,054 unemployed persons enrolled at the regional employment centers, 422 more than the previous month. Compared to the same month of a year earlier, unemployment fell by 1,462 persons.

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 years) increased by 1,695 persons (11.3 percent) up to 16,647 persons, but decreased in 984 persons (-5.6 percent) from a year earlier.

The number of jobseekers totalized 180,822 in July of 2014, recording 133 persons more than in June and less 576 persons from a year earlier (-0.3 percent).

The number of vacancies registered at the regional employment centers decreased by 971 to 13,240, in July of 2014.

Switzerland Unemployment Rate Unchanged in July


SECO | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
8/8/2014 10:18:28 AM