Swiss Employment rises by 1.1%, unemployment rate by ILO definition falls to 4.2% in 2nd quarter 2019

The number of employed persons in Switzerland rose by 1.1 % between the 2nd quarter 2018 and the 2nd quarter 2019. During the same period, the unemployment rate as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) fell from 4.6 % to 4.2 %. The EU unemployment rate based on the ILO definition decreased from 6.8 % to 6.3 %. These are some of the results from the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS).