Switzerland: Unemployment dropped in April

400The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) reported Tuesday that 3.3 % of Switzerland's working population was jobless in April, down from 3.4% in March 2017.
According to latest figures, 5,953 fewer people were unemployed last month, with 146,327 men and women classified as such by local authorities in the period under review.
SECO revealed that the jobless rate for 15 to 24 year olds decreased by 7.7 percent, with 16,216 young adults looking for a job in April.
The number of jobseekers signed up to work in Switzerland decreased by 8,891 people from March to April, standing at 208,357 people by the end of last month.

In Ticino, the unemployed were 5,566, down by 8,8% in March and by 3,2% last year. The Italian-speaking area rate stands at 3.3%, with a slight monthly drop of 0.3% and 0.1% on an annual basis. Jobseekers registered at regional employment office were 9'002, down 7.7% compared to the previous month and 1.4% over the same period of 2016.


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