Swiss jobless rate up to 4.4%

Jump is small compared to Europe’s

BERN, SWITZERLAND – The unemployment rate in Switzerland rose to 4.4 percent between the fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of this year.

The European Union’s jobless rate rose from 9.9 percent to 10.7 percent during the same period.

The figures use the ILO (International Labour Organization) measuring system.