Swiss jobless rate rises for second month in row
Published on: 09 Dec 2015 10:11 CET
The number of people registered for jobless benefits at regional job centres increased last month from October by 6,874 to 148,143, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said in its monthly report.
The rate of unemployed foreigners jumped to 6.7 percent from 6.2 percent, while the level for Swiss citizens edged up to 2.4 from 2.3 percent.
November's overall rate is the highest since March this year.
The canton of Geneva registered the highest jobless level of 5.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month, while Appenzell Innerrhoden had the lowest rate (0.9 percent, down from one percent).
Unemployment in Zurich, Switzerland's largest job market, increased to 3.7 percent from 3.6 percent.
The canton of Valais recorded the biggest percentage jump in the rate to 4.4 percent from 3.9 percent.
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