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20 Dec 2013
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Social issues: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2074-3904 - © OECD 2013

Public unemployment spending
Public social expenditure as a percentage of GDP
‌‌
‌2002‌
‌2003‌
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
Australia
0.8
 
0.7
 
0.6
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.5
 
Austria
1.1
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.1
 
1.0
 
0.9
 
0.9
 
1.1
 
Belgium
3.1
 
3.3
 
3.3
 
3.3
 
3.3
 
3.1
 
3.2
 
3.7
 
Canada
0.8
 
0.8
 
0.7
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.7
 
1.0
 
Chile
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.1
 
0.1
 
Czech Republic
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.6
 
0.5
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
1.0
 
Denmark
3.0
 
3.3
 
3.3
 
2.8
 
2.3
 
1.9
 
1.7
 
2.3
 
Estonia
0.1
 
0.2
 
0.2
 
0.1
 
0.1
 
0.1
 
0.3
 
1.1
 
Finland
2.1
 
2.2
 
2.1
 
2.0
 
1.8
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
2.0
 
France
1.7
 
1.9
 
1.8
 
1.7
 
1.5
 
1.4
 
1.3
 
1.5
 
Germany
1.5
 
1.7
 
1.8
 
1.9
 
1.7
 
1.4
 
1.3
 
1.7
 
Greece
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.7
 
Hungary
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.9
 
Iceland
0.3
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
0.2
 
0.2
 
0.3
 
1.7
 
Ireland
0.8
 
0.9
 
0.9
 
0.9
 
0.9
 
1.0
 
1.4
 
2.6
 
Israel 1
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
Italy
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.5
 
0.8
 
Japan
0.6
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.2
 
0.4
 
Korea
0.1
 
0.1
 
0.2
 
0.2
 
0.2
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
Luxembourg
0.7
 
0.9
 
0.9
 
1.0
 
0.9
 
0.9
 
0.8
 
1.2
 
Mexico
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Netherlands
1.3
 
1.6
 
1.6
 
1.6
 
1.3
 
1.1
 
1.0
 
1.4
 
New Zealand
1.0
 
0.8
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.3
 
0.2
 
0.3
 
0.5
 
Norway
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
0.2
 
0.2
 
0.4
 
Poland
0.9
 
0.8
 
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
0.2
 
0.3
 
Portugal
0.8
 
1.0
 
1.1
 
1.4
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
0.9
 
1.2
 
Slovak Republic
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
0.7
 
Slovenia
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.5
 
Spain
1.9
 
1.9
 
1.9
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
2.2
 
3.5
 
Sweden
1.0
 
1.2
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
1.0
 
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.7
 
Switzerland
0.7
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
0.9
 
0.8
 
0.6
 
0.5
 
..
 
Turkey
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.0
 
0.1
 
0.1
 
United Kingdom
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.2
 
0.3
 
0.2
 
0.2
 
0.3
 
0.5
 
United States
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.9
 
OECD - Total 2
0.9
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
0.9
 
0.8
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
1.1
 
Last updated: 20 December 2013; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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Not available
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.
Refers to an unweighted average of 33 OECD countries and Estonia
a)
Data do not exist
Source: Social expenditure: Aggregated data, OECD Social Expenditure Statistics (database)
 

This table includes data on public unemployment spending as a percentage of GDP. The table is part of the key table collection on social issues.

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