Swiss Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.0% in August
In August, Switzerland's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.0 percent. Compared to the same month last year, unemployment increased by 10,133 people (+8.5 percent). Youth unemployment increased by 2,565 persons to 20,197.
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At the end of July, there were 129 956 persons registered as unemployed at the regional employment centers, 1 440 more than in the previous month. The number of job openings declined by 159 to 13 878.
A total of 181,129 people were looking for a job, 269 less than in the previous month. Compared to the same period last year this figure went up by 10 853 persons or 6.4 percent.