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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –
Source: Canton of Neuchatel Switzerland
In September, the number of job seekers increased by 160 people to 6,883 people. Conversely, the number of unemployed fell by 27 units to 4,561 people.
The increase in job seekers in “intermediate gain” (+62 in September) as well as the increase in the number of people “in temporary employment” (+30) partly explain this difference in variation. These people benefit from a short-term job or at an activity rate lower than that initially sought. They are therefore considered to be job seekers and not unemployed, but are still monitored by the ORP and continue to receive benefits.
Thus, the unemployment rate remains stable at 4.9% for the third consecutive month. Despite this relative stability of the unemployed, the situation on the labor market nevertheless remains mixed. Indeed, in terms of entry dynamics, 839 registrations to the ORP were recorded in September against 657 a year earlier. The dynamics of releases shows signs of improvement with a level slightly higher than last year (679 releases in September 2020 against 636 in September 2019).
In French-speaking Switzerland, stability also prevails with an unemployment rate of 4.4%. Nationally, the unemployment rate fell by 0.1pt to 3.2%.
Regarding monthly variations by economic sector, the largest decreases in the number of unemployed concern watchmaking activities (-31), financial, insurance and real estate activities (-12) as well as retail trade (-11). Conversely, the most marked increases concern students and unspecified branch (+23), those in cleaning and maintenance of buildings (+14) as well as activities of public administration (+12).
In addition, no unemployed person reached the end of their rights in July , since additional “special COVID19” benefits were granted by SECO to all insured persons.
The interactive version of these statistics is available at www.ne.ch/StatChomage
 The figures on the unemployed at the end of their entitlement contained in this press release relate to the month of July. They are based on data from the unemployment funds and are only available with a two-month lag.
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