MIL OSI Translation. Region: France and French Territories –
Source: Switzerland – Canton Government of Bern in French
Headline: Employment in the Canton of Bern in December 2018 – Seasonal increase in unemployment
The number of unemployed increased in December in the canton of Bern (+983 people, to 11 313). The unemployment rate rose from 1.8% to 2.0% (Switzerland: 2.5% to 2.7%). This increase is largely related to the usual developments in this period of the year in the construction sector. Adjusted for seasonal variations, unemployment increased slightly. On an annual average, 10,764 people were unemployed in 2018 (compared with 14,566 in 2017), an average rate of 1.9% (2.6% in 2017).
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