The total population in Switzerland was estimated at 8.5 million people in 2019, according to the latest census figures.

Looking back, in the year of 1960, Switzerland had a population of 5.3 million people. This page provides - Switzerland Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Switzerland Population - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2020.

Population in Switzerland is expected to reach 8.60 Million by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Switzerland Population is projected to trend around 8.66 Million in 2021 and 8.72 Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Switzerland Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.54 8.48 8.54 5.30 1960 - 2019 Million Yearly

Switzerland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.30 5.70 1.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 5005.00 5129.00 5129.00 3242.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 148560.00 151111.00 206291.00 26.00 [+]
Productivity 94.78 99.96 104.72 77.83 points [+]
Job Vacancies 31688.00 30702.00 37714.00 6062.00 [+]
Wages 6304.00 6248.00 6304.00 5082.00 CHF/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 112.90 112.40 113.20 100.00 points [+]
Population 8.54 8.48 8.54 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 [+]
Job Offers 61101.00 67002.00 83600.00 29043.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.10 68.10 68.80 66.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.40 1.50 2.00 1.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.90 5.70 1.40 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 5095.00 5132.00 5159.00 3841.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 1721.40 1722.40 1740.50 1064.50 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 0.90 0.50 7.80 0.10 percent [+]
Employment Change -2.40 0.40 1.30 -2.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 79.10 80.40 81.30 76.90 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2746.40 2816.40 2841.10 2628.90 Thousand [+]


Switzerland Population
The population of Switzerland represents 0.11 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 882 people on the planet is a resident of Switzerland.