Swiss Labour Force Survey in 3rd quarter 2017: labour supply: 1.0% increase in number of employed persons; unemployment rate based on ILO definition at 5.0%

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Neuchâtel, 16.11.2017 (FSO) - The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.0% between the 3rd quarters of 2016 and 2017. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) declined from 5.1% to 5.0%. The EU’s unemployment rate decreased from 8.2% to 7.3%. These are some of the results of the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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