Swiss Labour Force Survey in 2nd quarter 2017: labour supply: Number of persons in employment rises by 1.3%, unemployment rate based on ILO at 4.4%

Neuchâtel, 17.08.2017 (FSO) - The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. The unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) fell during the same period in Switzerland from 4.6% to 4.4%. The EU’s unemployment rate decreased from 8.6% to 7.6%. These are some of the results from the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) conducted by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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