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Switzerland — Unemployment falls to 4% in April 2010

07 May 2010

According to the latest statistics published by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO), the number of job seekers registered with the official job centres (OAP), has fallen by -7,462 individuals to 158,570 in April 2010. Compared to April 2009, unemployment has risen by +21,861 job seekers or +16%.

The unemployment rate has therefore fallen from 4.2% in March 2010 to 4% in April 2010.

Youth unemployment (job seekers aged 15 to 24) has fallen by -2,012 job seekers or -7.5% to 24,740. Compared to April 2009, youth unemployment has risen by +2,461 job seekers or +11%.

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