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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2010

 Long-term unemployment (12 months and over)
 % of total unemployment
 
 
 
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
 
Australia
22.4
 
21.5
 
20.7
 
18.3
 
18.1
 
15.4
 
14.9
 
14.7
 
 
Austria
19.2
 
24.5
 
27.6
 
25.3
 
27.3
 
26.8
 
24.2
 
20.3
 
 
Belgium
48.8
 
45.4
 
49.0
 
51.7
 
51.2
 
50.4
 
47.6
 
44.2
 
 
Canada
9.6
 
10.0
 
9.5
 
9.6
 
8.7
 
7.5
 
7.1
 
7.8
 
 
Chile
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Czech Republic
50.7
 
49.9
 
51.8
 
53.6
 
55.2
 
53.4
 
50.2
 
31.2
 
 
Denmark
19.1
 
20.4
 
21.5
 
23.4
 
20.8
 
16.2
 
13.6
 
9.1
 
 
Estonia
52.4
 
45.9
 
52.2
 
53.4
 
48.2
 
49.5
 
30.9
 
27.4
 
 
Finland
24.4
 
24.7
 
23.4
 
24.9
 
24.8
 
23.0
 
18.2
 
16.6
 
 
France
33.8
 
41.0
 
40.9
 
41.4
 
42.2
 
40.4
 
37.9
 
35.4
 
 
Germany
47.9
 
50.0
 
51.8
 
53.0
 
56.4
 
56.6
 
52.6
 
45.5
 
 
Greece
51.3
 
54.9
 
53.1
 
52.2
 
54.3
 
50.0
 
47.5
 
40.8
 
 
Hungary
44.8
 
42.2
 
45.1
 
46.1
 
46.1
 
47.5
 
47.6
 
42.6
 
 
Iceland
11.1
 
8.1
 
11.2
 
13.3
 
7.3
 
8.0
 
4.1
 
6.9
 
 
Ireland
30.1
 
32.8
 
34.9
 
33.4
 
32.3
 
30.0
 
27.1
 
29.0
 
 
Israel 1
19.2
 
25.0
 
32.5
 
32.5
 
32.6
 
30.9
 
..
 
..
 
 
Italy
59.6
 
58.1
 
49.2
 
49.9
 
49.6
 
47.4
 
45.7
 
44.4
 
 
Japan
30.8
 
33.5
 
33.7
 
33.3
 
33.0
 
32.0
 
33.3
 
28.5
 
 
Korea
2.5
 
0.6
 
1.1
 
0.8
 
1.1
 
0.6
 
2.7
 
0.5
 
 
Luxembourg
27.4
 
24.7
 
21.0
 
26.4
 
29.5
 
28.7
 
32.4
 
23.1
 
 
Mexico
0.9
 
0.9
 
1.1
 
2.3
 
2.5
 
2.7
 
1.7
 
1.9
 
 
Netherlands
26.5
 
27.8
 
34.2
 
40.2
 
43.0
 
39.4
 
34.8
 
24.8
 
 
New Zealand
14.8
 
13.6
 
11.7
 
9.7
 
7.8
 
6.1
 
4.4
 
6.3
 
 
Norway
6.4
 
6.4
 
9.2
 
9.5
 
14.5
 
8.8
 
6.0
 
7.7
 
 
Poland
48.4
 
49.7
 
47.9
 
52.2
 
50.4
 
45.9
 
29.0
 
25.2
 
 
Portugal
34.6
 
35.0
 
44.3
 
48.2
 
50.2
 
47.1
 
47.4
 
44.2
 
 
Slovak Republic
59.8
 
61.1
 
60.6
 
68.1
 
73.1
 
70.8
 
66.0
 
50.9
 
 
Slovenia
55.6
 
52.8
 
51.5
 
47.3
 
49.3
 
45.7
 
42.2
 
30.1
 
 
Spain
40.2
 
39.8
 
37.7
 
32.6
 
29.5
 
27.6
 
23.8
 
30.2
 
 
Sweden
20.9
 
17.8
 
18.9
 
..
 
..
 
13.0
 
12.4
 
12.8
 
 
Switzerland
21.8
 
26.1
 
33.5
 
39.0
 
39.1
 
40.8
 
34.3
 
30.0
 
 
Turkey
29.4
 
24.4
 
39.2
 
39.4
 
35.7
 
30.3
 
26.9
 
25.3
 
 
United Kingdom
21.7
 
21.5
 
20.6
 
21.1
 
22.3
 
23.8
 
24.1
 
24.6
 
 
United States
8.5
 
11.8
 
12.7
 
11.8
 
10.0
 
10.0
 
10.6
 
16.3
 
 
OECD-Total 2
29.4
 
30.6
 
31.6
 
32.4
 
31.8
 
29.0
 
25.5
 
24.2
 
Last updated: 3 January 2011
1
The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
2
Excluding Estonia, Israel and Slovenia
Source: Labour market statistics: Unemployment by duration: incidence, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
 

This table includes long-term unemployment as percentage of total unemployment. The table is part of the key table collection on employment and labour markets.

Years covered:
2002-2009

Countries covered

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden