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3. Long-term unemployment (12 months and over)

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11 July 2012
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Long-term unemployment (12 months and over)
% of total unemployment
‌‌
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
Australia
20.6
 
18.3
 
18.1
 
15.4
 
14.9
 
14.7
 
18.5
 
18.9
 
Austria
27.6
 
25.3
 
27.3
 
26.8
 
24.2
 
21.3
 
25.2
 
25.9
 
Belgium
49.0
 
51.7
 
51.2
 
50.4
 
47.6
 
44.2
 
48.8
 
48.3
 
Canada
9.5
 
9.6
 
8.7
 
7.4
 
7.1
 
7.8
 
12.0
 
13.5
 
Chile
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Czech Republic
51.8
 
53.6
 
55.2
 
53.4
 
50.2
 
31.2
 
43.3
 
41.6
 
Denmark
21.5
 
23.4
 
20.8
 
16.1
 
13.5
 
9.5
 
20.2
 
24.4
 
Estonia
52.2
 
53.4
 
48.2
 
49.5
 
30.9
 
27.4
 
45.4
 
56.8
 
Finland
23.4
 
24.9
 
24.8
 
23.0
 
18.2
 
16.6
 
23.6
 
22.6
 
France
40.6
 
41.0
 
41.9
 
40.2
 
37.4
 
35.2
 
40.2
 
41.4
 
Germany
51.8
 
53.0
 
56.4
 
56.6
 
52.5
 
45.5
 
47.4
 
48.0
 
Greece
53.1
 
52.1
 
54.3
 
50.0
 
47.5
 
40.8
 
45.0
 
49.6
 
Hungary
45.1
 
46.1
 
46.1
 
47.5
 
47.6
 
42.6
 
50.6
 
49.1
 
Iceland
11.2
 
13.3
 
7.3
 
8.0
 
4.1
 
6.9
 
21.3
 
27.8
 
Ireland
34.9
 
33.4
 
31.6
 
29.5
 
27.1
 
29.2
 
49.3
 
59.4
 
Israel 1
24.2
 
25.3
 
27.3
 
24.9
 
22.7
 
20.3
 
22.4
 
20.2
 
Italy
49.2
 
49.9
 
49.6
 
47.3
 
45.7
 
44.4
 
48.5
 
51.9
 
Japan
33.7
 
33.3
 
33.0
 
32.0
 
33.3
 
28.5
 
37.6
 
39.4
 
Korea
1.1
 
0.8
 
1.1
 
0.6
 
2.7
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
Luxembourg
21.0
 
26.4
 
29.5
 
28.7
 
32.4
 
23.1
 
29.3
 
28.8
 
Mexico
1.1
 
2.3
 
2.5
 
2.7
 
1.7
 
1.9
 
2.4
 
2.0
 
Netherlands
34.2
 
40.2
 
43.0
 
39.4
 
34.4
 
24.8
 
27.6
 
33.6
 
New Zealand
11.7
 
9.7
 
7.8
 
6.1
 
4.4
 
6.3
 
9.0
 
9.0
 
Norway
9.2
 
9.5
 
14.5
 
8.8
 
6.0
 
7.7
 
9.5
 
11.6
 
Poland
47.9
 
52.2
 
50.4
 
45.9
 
29.0
 
25.2
 
25.5
 
31.6
 
Portugal
44.3
 
48.2
 
50.2
 
47.1
 
47.4
 
44.1
 
52.3
 
48.2
 
Slovak Republic
60.6
 
68.1
 
73.1
 
70.8
 
66.0
 
50.9
 
59.3
 
63.9
 
Slovenia
51.5
 
47.3
 
49.3
 
45.7
 
42.2
 
30.1
 
43.3
 
44.2
 
Spain
32.0
 
24.5
 
21.7
 
20.4
 
17.9
 
23.7
 
36.6
 
41.6
 
Sweden
18.9
 
..
 
..
 
13.0
 
12.4
 
12.8
 
16.6
 
17.2
 
Switzerland
33.5
 
39.0
 
39.1
 
40.8
 
34.3
 
30.1
 
33.1
 
38.8
 
Turkey
39.2
 
39.4
 
35.7
 
30.3
 
26.9
 
25.3
 
28.6
 
26.5
 
United Kingdom
20.6
 
21.0
 
22.3
 
23.7
 
24.1
 
24.5
 
32.6
 
33.4
 
United States
12.7
 
11.8
 
10.0
 
10.0
 
10.6
 
16.3
 
29.0
 
31.3
 
OECD-Total
31.3
 
32.0
 
31.4
 
28.6
 
25.0
 
23.7
 
31.6
 
33.6
 
Last updated: 11 July 2012
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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:
2004-2011

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