Unemployment Statistics (seco-based)

Swiss unemployment statistics have been around since 1936. Nowadays, unemployment statistics are maintained by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). These statistics indicate the number of registered unemployed, the number of newly registered unemployed and the number of formerly registered unemployed. Since 1997, unemployment figures have included an indication of the number of registered jobseekers.

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Further information



Federal Statistical Office Section Labour Force
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
+41 58 463 64 00

Monday to Friday
9.00–11.30 and 14.00–16.00


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Pandemic and statistical data collection

The current pandemic is affecting the entire country. In this difficult context and in order to measure the consequences, the FSO must continue to produce reliable statistical information for both the authorities and the public. We thank you in advance for your assistance should we contact you.


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