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Unemployment rate rises slightly in November

The rate of unemployment in Switzerland remains at a very low level. The unemployment rate increased in November to a minimum of 2.5 per cent, after remaining in may at 2.4 percent. Adjusted for seasonal effects, however, declined to 2.4 to 2.5 percent, as the state announced Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco) on Monday. Economists had expected in the run-up with values in this order of magnitude.

The decline in unemployment have reached "a certain depth", said Boris Zürcher, head of the labour Directorate at Seco, in a telephone conference with a view to the seasonally adjusted decline in value. Have increased the unemployment of primary in industries such as catering and construction, where there is to do in late autumn, always less.

For the full year, from Zurich, from an average unemployment rate of 2.6 percent. For 2019, a still lower value of 2.4% was expected. "The positive development on the labour market will continue to 2019, however, the momentum is likely to be somewhat weaker," said Zürcher.

and More foreign unemployed

on the whole, according to the Seco-surveys at the end of November 110'474 unemployed at the Regional employment centres (RAV) enrolled, 3'159 more than in the previous month. Compared to the same month last year, the number decreased, however, by almost a fifth. At the time, so in November of 2017, had the unemployment at 3.1 percent.

Broken down by regions, the unemployment rate in German-speaking Switzerland, with 2.1 per cent (month-on-month to 2.0%) remained significantly lower than in Western Switzerland and in Ticino, with 3.4 per cent (to 3.3%). Very deep, the rate was 1.8 percent (unv.) as in the case of the Swiss, while they increase in the number of foreigners by 0.3 percentage points to 4.5 percent.

among the different age categories, the unemployment rate in the 25-49-Year-olds (2,6%), as well as in the over 50-Year-old (2,3%). The number of young unemployed (15-24 years) had changed, however, and the corresponding rate remained at 2.4 percent.


Since 1. July 2018, there is known the set of mandatory reporting for professional types, with an unemployment rate of at least 8 percent. In November, the number of the RAV reported Vacancies has decreased to 2'514 29'576, where nearly 60 percent of the reporting requirement documents. In July and August after the introduction of mandatory reporting, the number of Vacancies increased strongly.

At a low level, the short-time work has increased. In September of 2018 – more recent Figures are not known – were 421 persons affected by, 169 more than in the previous month. The number of affected farms increased by eight to 61. For comparison: a year Ago 1'414 persons in 171 Operated by short-time working had been affected.

Very low the Dowry was, according to the Seco in September. Specifically, the number of persons who had exhausted their right to unemployment compensation, to 2'067 reduced. According to Zurich, this was the lowest value in may 2010. (ij/sda)

Created: 10.12.2018, 08:18 PM

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