Switzerland Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.58%, a 0.13% decline from 2018.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.71%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.80%, a 0.12% decline from 2016.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.92%, a 0.12% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Switzerland Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.58% -0.13%
2018 4.71% -0.08%
2017 4.80% -0.12%
2016 4.92% 0.12%
2015 4.80% -0.02%
2014 4.83% 0.08%
2013 4.75% 0.26%
2012 4.49% 0.08%
2011 4.41% -0.40%
2010 4.81% 0.69%
2009 4.12% 0.77%
2008 3.35% -0.30%
2007 3.65% -0.35%
2006 4.00% -0.44%
2005 4.44% 0.12%
2004 4.32% 0.20%
2003 4.12% 1.19%
2002 2.92% 0.43%
2001 2.49% -0.18%
2000 2.67% -0.48%
1999 3.15% -0.45%
1998 3.60% -0.61%
1997 4.20% 0.50%
1996 3.71% 0.38%
1995 3.33% -0.55%
1994 3.88% 0.16%
1993 3.72% 0.91%
1992 2.81% 1.03%
1991 1.78% 1.03%