Which unemployment insurance fund is responsible for me?

You determine this yourself when you declare unemployment. There are 38 unemployment insurance funds in Switzerland.

When it comes to insolvency (bankruptcy) of the employer, the public unemployment fund of your canton of residence must take action. In all other cases, you can choose between the public (cantonal) fund or a private fund of an employee or employer organisation. We recommend the unemployment insurance fund of the syndicom trade union.

Choose the syndicom unemployment fund!

  • Our fund is open to all unemployed people! Membership with syndicom is not a prerequisite.
  • We are part of the long tradition of social commitment of the trade unions and operate the oldest unemployment fund in Switzerland.
  • We provide you with personal, uncomplicated and correct advice. Even in English
  • Our fund works on behalf of and under the supervision of SECO.


Don't let yourself get confused: You can always choose the syndicom fund, even if it is not on the list you are given. No matter where you live, we work across the cantons. We have locations in Zurich, Bern, Basel, Lausanne and Bellinzona.

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