Swiss unemployment rate close to lowest in 16 years

The record low swiss unemployment rate is having a real impact on companies’ ability to hire skilled staff, including sales leaders, sales managers and sales practitioners. 

This morning the May 2018 statistics for the swiss unemployment rate was released, showing another decline in the unemployment rate from 2.7% in April to just 2.4% in May. This corresponds to 10,389 less unemployed people, or a 9% reduction in the unemployed people in just one month! The number of unemployed people in Switzerland is close the level of post financial crises in 2008, where 2.6% unemployment rate was recorded for the year or in 2002 where 2.2% unemployment rate was recorded for the year.

Source: SECO (link: click the table above to go straight to the SECO article – article in German)

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