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Labor > Long-term unemployment > % of total unemployment: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Armenia 71.6% 2001
2 Slovakia 61.1% 2003
3 Chile 59.7% 1995
4 Italy 58.2% 2003
5 Lithuania 57.8% 2001
6 Poland 57.7% 2005
=7 Greece 56.5% 2003
=7 Slovenia 56.5% 1994
9 Namibia 56% 1997
10 Bulgaria 55.3% 1999
11 Belize 54.9% 1999
12 Croatia 54.6% 2005
13 Netherlands Antilles 52% 1998
14 Latvia 51.5% 1999
15 Germany 50% 2003
16 Czech Republic 49.9% 2003
Eurozone average (profile) 49.25% 1997
17 Estonia 47% 1998
18 Barbados 46.8% 2001
19 Belgium 46.3% 2003
20 Botswana 45.4% 1995
21 Dominica 44.3% 1997
22 Romania 44% 1999
23 Suriname 43.4% 1998
24 France 42.9% 2003
European Union average (profile) 42.32% 1999
25 Hungary 42.2% 2003
26 Spain 39.8% 2003
27 Turkey 39.2% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 38.6% 1999
28 Ireland 35.4% 2003
29 Japan 33.5% 2003
30 Aruba 32.8% 1997
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 32.79% 2003
31 Portugal 32% 2003
32 Jamaica 31.7% 2001
High income OECD countries average (profile) 31.44% 2003
33 The Bahamas 30.4% 1999
34 Panama 29.3% 2001
35 Netherlands 29.2% 2003
36 Trinidad and Tobago 27.6% 2001
37 Luxembourg 27.4% 2002
38 Switzerland 27% 2003
39 Finland 24.7% 2003
40 Austria 24.5% 2003
41 United Kingdom 23% 2003
42 Australia 22.5% 2003
43 Denmark 19.9% 2003
44 Sweden 17.8% 2003
45 New Zealand 13.3% 2003
46 Russia 11.9% 1998
47 United States 11.8% 2003
48 Iceland 11.1% 2002
49 Costa Rica 10.9% 2001
50 Canada 10.1% 2003
51 El Salvador 7.3% 1996
52 Norway 6.4% 2003
53 Dominican Republic 1.6% 2000
54 Mexico 1% 2003
55 South Korea 0.6% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Long-term unemployment > % of total unemployment. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Long--term-unemployment/%-of-total-unemployment

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