Switzerland Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.32%, a 0.5% 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.
  • Switzerland unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.71%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Switzerland Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.32% 0.50%
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% 0.27%
2012 4.48% 0.08%
2011 4.40% -0.40%
2010 4.80% 0.68%
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% 1.20%
2002 2.92% 0.43%
2001 2.49% -0.18%
2000 2.67% -0.48%
1999 3.15% -0.45%
1998 3.60% -0.60%
1997 4.20% 0.49%
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%