Unemployment Rate (not seasonally adjusted)
According to the SECO surveys, 159,372 unemployed were registered at the Regional Employment Centers (RAV) at the end of December 2016, 10,144 more than in the previous month. The unemployment rate thus rose from 3.3% in November 2016 to 3.5% in the reporting month.
Switzerland Unemployment Rate Not Seasonally Adjusted December 2016(see more posts on Switzerland Unemployment Rate, )
Seasonally adjusted Unemployment Rate
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained the same at 3.5%.
Switzerland Unemployment Rate Seasonally Adjusted December 2016(see more posts on Switzerland Unemployment Rate, )
Number of unemployed and Job seekers
Compared to the previous month, unemployment rose by 743 persons (+ 0.5%).
Job seekers in December 2016
Youth unemployment in December 2016
Vacancies in December 2016
Temporary Employment in October 2016
People Exiting the Labor Force
Switzerland, Number of Employed and Number of Job Seekers
The following table shows the unemployment rate by nationality for people living in Switzerland.
Unemployment is higher for Eastern Europeans, living in Switzerland:
- Kosovo with 11.5% unemployment (compared to a 10.5% 2016 average). Total of 5115 Kosovarians are unemployed.
- Macedonians are unemployed by 9.2% (2016 average 8.6%) .
From EU countries
- Bulgarians with 11.4% unemployment in December (compared to a 9.7% 2015 average). A total of 316 Bulgarians are unemployed.
- Slovaks with 11% unemployment in December (yearly average 9.2%).
- Polish with 10.3% (2016 average 8.8%). The values are similar to Hungarians. A total of 936 Polish citizens are unemployed.
Those nationalities mentioned often work in the construction sector, that is less active in December. Still the unemployment for these nationalities is about 1% higher compared to 2015.
Southern Europeans, living in Switzerland:
- Portuguese with 8.2% unemployment in December (2016 average 6.4%, unchanged against 2015). Portuguese make up the biggest group with 14019 persons looking for a job, many work in construction. Therefore their unemployment rose.
- Spaniards with 7.8% in December (2016 average 6.8%, slightly higher than in 2015)
- Italians with 5.7% (2016 average 5.1%, slightly higher than in 2015). Despite this low unemployment rate, Italians make up the second biggest group with 9663 persons.
Northern Europeans and French, living in Switzerland:
- 4% of Germans and Swedes were unemployed in December (for Germans 2016 average 3.8%, 2015: 3.6%). A total of 8160 Germans are unemployed.
- French with 6.2% unemployment (2016 average 6.1%, slightly higher than in 2015). Total: 3973.
- Dutch with 3.4% (2016 average 3.5%).
The unemployment rate for Africans is 11.5%, there is no Winter effect, the rate for the whole year is the same
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