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Switzerland — Unemployment reaches 4.5% in January

08 February 2010

The State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO), today publishes the latest Labour Market Survey for January 2010. The unemployment rate is up from 4.4% in December 2009 to 4.5% in January 2010. Compared to January 2009 unemployment was up by 36.9% or 47,335 individuals.

Youth unemployment (15 to 24 year olds) is up by +1% to 29,979 individuals. Compared to January 2009, youth unemployment is up by 8,613 individuals or +40.3%.

In January 2010 the Swiss job centres (RAV) registered an increase of 1,704 job offers to 12,528 job offers in total.

To read the labour market report in German language please click here



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