Zurich, Dec 6 The Swiss unemployment rate rose
to a non-seasonally adjusted 3.1 percent in November from 2.9
percent in the previous month, the State Secretariat for
Economic Affairs said on Thursday.
When adjusted for seasonal factors, the unemployment rate
stood at 3.0 percent, unchanged from 3.0 percent in the previous
Nov '12 Oct '12 Nov '11
Jobless rate unadj. pct* 3.1 2.9 3.1
Jobless rate adj. pct** 3.0 3.0 3.0
Registered unemployed 132,067 125,536 121,109
Job vacancies 15,876 15,726 17,395
* = non-seasonally
** = seasonally adjusted,
year-ago month as stated
in the latest monthly
statistical report of the
Swiss National Bank
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