Switzerland Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2022 was 4.20%, a 0.9% decline from 2021.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.10%, a 0.28% increase from 2020.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.82%, a 0.43% increase from 2019.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.39%, a 0.32% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
French Polynesia 13.10%
Spain 13.01%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.38%
New Caledonia 12.27%
Greece 12.16%
Bahamas 10.06%
Panama 8.79%
Barbados 8.20%
Italy 8.09%
Uruguay 7.84%
Chile 7.78%
France 7.45%
Sweden 7.36%
Brunei 7.20%
Cyprus 6.98%
Channel Islands 6.92%
Finland 6.80%
Croatia 6.75%
Argentina 6.49%
Latvia 6.43%
Guam 6.13%
Slovak Republic 6.09%
Puerto Rico 5.97%
Estonia 5.85%
Portugal 5.78%
Saudi Arabia 5.64%
Belgium 5.63%
Lithuania 5.57%
Canada 5.21%
Hong Kong 5.06%
Austria 4.71%
Luxembourg 4.70%
Ireland 4.36%
Switzerland 4.20%
Slovenia 4.18%
Denmark 4.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.98%
Iceland 3.81%
Australia 3.66%
United States 3.61%
United Kingdom 3.57%
Netherlands 3.54%
Israel 3.48%
Hungary 3.42%
New Zealand 3.25%
Norway 3.17%
Germany 2.99%
Malta 2.81%
South Korea 2.79%
Singapore 2.76%
UAE 2.75%
Japan 2.64%
Macao 2.63%
Poland 2.60%
Kuwait 2.48%
Czech Republic 2.37%
Oman 2.33%
Bahrain 1.40%
Qatar 0.10%
Switzerland Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 4.20% -0.90%
2021 5.10% 0.28%
2020 4.82% 0.43%
2019 4.39% -0.32%
2018 4.71% -0.09%
2017 4.80% -0.12%
2016 4.92% 0.12%
2015 4.80% -0.03%
2014 4.83% 0.08%
2013 4.75% 0.26%
2012 4.49% 0.08%
2011 4.41% -0.40%
2010 4.81% 0.70%
2009 4.11% 0.76%
2008 3.35% -0.29%
2007 3.64% -0.35%
2006 3.99% -0.45%
2005 4.44% 0.12%
2004 4.32% 0.20%
2003 4.12% 1.20%
2002 2.92% 0.43%
2001 2.49% -0.17%
2000 2.66% -0.39%
1999 3.05% -0.52%
1998 3.57% -0.56%
1997 4.13% 0.45%
1996 3.68% 0.59%
1995 3.09% -0.49%
1994 3.58% 0.03%
1993 3.55% 0.74%
1992 2.81% 0.99%
1991 1.82% 0.99%