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Labor > Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Long-term unemployment is conventionally defined either as those unemployed for 6 months or more or, as here, those unemployed for 12 months or more. The ratios calculated here show the proportion of these long-term unemployed among all unemployed.

Unemployment is defined in most OECD countries in accordance with the ILO Guidelines. Unemployment is usually measured by household labour force surveys and the unemployed are defined as those persons who report that they have worked in gainful employment for less than one hour in the previous week, who are available for work and who have taken actions to seek employment in the previous four weeks. The ILO Guidelines specify the kinds of actions that count as seeking work. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Luxembourg 67.38% 2009
2 Iceland 25.05% 2009
3 Slovakia 13.07% 2009
4 Ireland 6.8% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.91% 2009
5 Switzerland 5.27% 2009
6 Czech Republic 5.09% 2009
7 Hungary 4.74% 2009
8 Belgium 4.64% 2009
9 Greece 4.46% 2009
10 Portugal 4.45% 2009
11 Finland 4.3% 2009
12 Denmark 3.29% 2009
13 Austria 3.21% 2009
14 Netherlands 2.53% 2009
15 Norway 1.81% 2009
16 Sweden 1.39% 2009
17 New Zealand 1.33% 2009
18 Poland 1.2% 2009
19 Italy 0.829% 2009
20 Australia 0.709% 2009
21 Germany 0.691% 2009
22 France 0.624% 2009
23 Spain 0.602% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.436% 2009
24 Turkey 0.427% 2009
25 United Kingdom 0.4% 2009
26 Japan 0.251% 2009
27 Canada 0.221% 2009
28 United States 0.0324% 2009
29 Mexico 0.0233% 2009
30 South Korea 0.0114% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Unemployment/Long--term-unemployment/Long--term-unemployment-per-million

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