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Slight increase in the unemployment rate in January

The rate of unemployment in Switzerland remains at a very low level. The corresponding rate rose in January 2019, although slightly, to 2.8 per cent, after fraud in December 2018 2.7 per cent. Adjusted for seasonal effects, the rate remains unchanged at 2.4 percent.

The Figures are no Surprise: The Reuters surveyed Economists had expected, with values in this order of magnitude.

in Total, were enrolled according to the surveys conducted by the state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco) at the end of January 123'962 unemployed at the Regional employment centers (RAV), 4'301 more than in the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the number decreased to 25'199 persons (-16.9 if%), according to the Seco announced on Friday. At that time, i.e. in January 2018, had located the unemployment rate is still at 3.3 percent.

and More foreign unemployed

Broken down by regions, the unemployment rate in the German part of Switzerland, with 2.3 per cent (month-on-month: 2.2%) continued to be significantly lower than in Western Switzerland and in Ticino, with 4.0 percent (3.8%). Very low rate of 1.9% (of 1.8%) was, as before, in the case of the Swiss, while they increase in the number of foreigners to 0.2 percentage points to 5.3 percent.

among the different age categories, the unemployment rate in the 25-49-Year-olds (2,9%) as well as in the over 50-Year-olds (2,6%). The number of young unemployed (15-24 years old) remained at 2.4 per cent, unchanged

number of Vacancies in January

Since the 1 increased. July 2018, there is known the set of mandatory reporting for professional types, with an unemployment rate of at least 8 percent. In January, the number of the RAV registered Vacancies increased by 4'688 on 31'592 positions, of which 19'documents 162 of the reporting obligation. In July and August after the introduction of mandatory reporting, the number of Vacancies increased strongly.

At a low level, short-time working. In November 2018 – more recent Figures are not known – were 906 people affected, 13 (-1,4%) less than in the previous month. The number of farms affected has decreased by 10 units (by 14.1%) to 61. (nag/sda)

Created: 08.02.2019, 08:21 PM

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