Employment (Job statistics): 2.0% increase in the 1st quarter 2013
The following numbers are seasonally adjusted.
- Seasonally adjusted employment in Switzerland in December 2007 was 3.883 Million, against 4.15 Million today, an increase of 6.9%. Not seasonally adjusted, it might be more… (source BFS)
Employment growth since Dec ’07:Oz +8.1%Germany +5.8%Canada +4.3%Sweden +2.6%UK +0.9%Dutch +0.7%USA-2.1%Japan -2.3%Italy -3.1%
— via Justin Wolfers (@justinwolfers) June 7, 2013
- Hence updated with Switzerland.
- Ozeania +8.1%
- Switzerland +6.9%
- Germany +5.8%
- Canada +4.3%
- Sweden +2.6%
- UK +0.9%
- Dutch +0.7%
- USA -2.1%
- Japan -2.3%
- Italy -3.1%
- remember that Japan’s population is falling, while the US, but also the Swiss is growing.
- And this is the figure that counts for the United States and the dollar.
- If we look at the strong employment figures even since before the crisis and add the strong improvements in emerging markets, we understand why stock markets were trading at record-highs. But:
- Why do not need all this money printing for?
- Just because the U.S. has been so weak and the whole world needs to copy them?