1st quarter 2022: number of employed persons rises by 1.7%, unemployment rate based on ILO definition falls to 4.6%

Neuch√Ętel, 02.06.2022 - In the first quarter of 2022, the number of employed persons in Switzerland increased by 1.7% compared with the same quarter of 2021 and the number of actual hours worked per week, per employed person, rose by 2.8%. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) fell from 5.8% to 4.6% in Switzerland and from 7.8% to 6.5% in the EU. These are some of the results of the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS).

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