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

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16 July 2013
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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2013

Long-term unemployment (12 months and over)
% of total unemployment
‌‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
Australia
18.3
 
18.1
 
15.4
 
14.9
 
14.7
 
18.5
 
18.9
 
20.3
 
Austria
25.3
 
27.3
 
26.8
 
24.2
 
21.3
 
25.2
 
25.9
 
24.8
 
Belgium
51.7
 
51.2
 
50.4
 
47.6
 
44.2
 
48.8
 
48.3
 
44.7
 
Canada
9.6
 
8.7
 
7.4
 
7.1
 
7.8
 
12.0
 
13.5
 
12.5
 
Chile
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Czech Republic
53.6
 
55.2
 
53.4
 
50.2
 
31.2
 
43.3
 
41.6
 
43.4
 
Denmark
23.4
 
20.8
 
16.1
 
13.5
 
9.5
 
20.2
 
24.4
 
28.0
 
Estonia
53.4
 
48.2
 
49.5
 
30.9
 
27.4
 
45.4
 
56.8
 
54.1
 
Finland
24.9
 
24.8
 
23.0
 
18.2
 
16.6
 
23.6
 
22.6
 
21.7
 
France
41.1
 
41.9
 
40.2
 
37.4
 
35.2
 
40.2
 
41.4
 
40.3
 
Germany
53.0
 
56.4
 
56.6
 
52.5
 
45.5
 
47.4
 
48.0
 
45.5
 
Greece
52.1
 
54.3
 
50.0
 
47.5
 
40.8
 
45.0
 
49.6
 
59.3
 
Hungary
46.1
 
46.1
 
47.5
 
47.6
 
42.6
 
50.6
 
49.1
 
46.3
 
Iceland
13.3
 
7.3
 
8.0
 
4.1
 
6.9
 
21.3
 
27.8
 
27.9
 
Ireland
33.4
 
31.6
 
29.5
 
27.1
 
29.2
 
49.1
 
59.3
 
61.7
 
Israel 1
25.3
 
27.3
 
24.9
 
22.7
 
20.3
 
22.4
 
20.2
 
13.3
 
Italy
49.9
 
49.6
 
47.3
 
45.7
 
44.4
 
48.5
 
51.9
 
53.0
 
Japan
33.3
 
33.0
 
32.0
 
33.3
 
28.5
 
37.6
 
39.4
 
38.5
 
Korea
0.8
 
1.1
 
0.6
 
2.7
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
0.3
 
Luxembourg
26.4
 
29.5
 
28.7
 
32.4
 
23.1
 
29.3
 
28.8
 
30.3
 
Mexico
2.3
 
2.5
 
2.7
 
1.7
 
1.9
 
2.4
 
2.0
 
1.9
 
Netherlands
40.2
 
43.0
 
39.4
 
34.4
 
24.8
 
27.6
 
33.6
 
33.7
 
New Zealand
9.7
 
7.8
 
6.1
 
4.4
 
6.3
 
9.0
 
9.0
 
13.2
 
Norway
9.5
 
14.5
 
8.8
 
6.0
 
7.7
 
9.5
 
11.6
 
8.7
 
Poland
52.2
 
50.4
 
45.9
 
29.0
 
25.2
 
25.5
 
31.6
 
34.8
 
Portugal
48.2
 
50.2
 
47.1
 
47.4
 
44.1
 
52.3
 
48.2
 
48.7
 
Slovak Republic
68.1
 
73.1
 
70.8
 
66.0
 
50.9
 
59.3
 
63.9
 
63.7
 
Slovenia
47.3
 
49.3
 
45.7
 
42.2
 
30.1
 
43.3
 
44.2
 
47.9
 
Spain
24.5
 
21.7
 
20.4
 
17.9
 
23.7
 
36.6
 
41.6
 
44.5
 
Sweden
..
 
..
 
12.8
 
12.1
 
12.8
 
17.3
 
18.2
 
17.5
 
Switzerland
39.0
 
39.1
 
40.8
 
34.3
 
30.1
 
33.1
 
38.8
 
35.3
 
Turkey
39.4
 
35.7
 
30.3
 
26.9
 
25.3
 
28.6
 
26.5
 
24.9
 
United Kingdom
21.0
 
22.3
 
23.7
 
24.1
 
24.5
 
32.6
 
33.4
 
34.8
 
United States
11.8
 
10.0
 
10.0
 
10.6
 
16.3
 
29.0
 
31.3
 
29.3
 
OECD-Total
32.0
 
31.4
 
28.6
 
25.0
 
23.7
 
31.6
 
33.7
 
34.3
 
Last updated: 16 July 2013; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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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
 
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