4th quarter 2019: 0.9% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition falls to 3.9%

Neuch√Ętel, 13.02.2020 - The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 0.9% between the 4th quarter 2018 and the 4th quarter 2019. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) declined from 4.6% to 3.9%. The EU's unemployment rate based also decreased from 6.6% to 6.2%. These are some of the results of the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS).

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