Long-term unemployment (% of total unemployment) - Country Ranking

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.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Macedonia 82.60 2011
2 Namibia 82.20 2008
3 Guyana 77.70 2011
4 Serbia 71.60 2010
5 Slovak Republic 63.90 2011
6 Croatia 63.80 2011
7 Botswana 59.80 2006
8 Chile 59.70 1995
9 Ireland 58.80 2011
10 Armenia 58.20 2008
11 Estonia 56.80 2011
12 Bulgaria 56.20 2011
13 Belize 54.90 1999
14 Latvia 54.60 2011
15 Lithuania 51.90 2011
16 Italy 51.30 2011
17 Greece 49.60 2011
18 Hungary 49.10 2011
19 Belgium 48.30 2011
20 Portugal 48.20 2011
21 Germany 47.60 2011
22 Tanzania 47.20 2000
23 Barbados 46.80 2001
24 Malta 46.10 2011
25 Dominica 44.30 1997
26 Slovenia 44.20 2011
27 Suriname 43.40 1998
28 Romania 41.90 2011
29 Spain 41.60 2011
30 Czech Republic 41.50 2011
31 France 41.10 2011
32 Japan 39.40 2011
33 Qatar 38.50 2007
34 India 38.20 2010
34 Switzerland 38.20 2011
36 United Kingdom 33.40 2011
37 Netherlands 33.00 2011
38 South Africa 32.90 2011
39 Russia 32.80 2011
40 Jamaica 31.70 2001
41 Poland 31.60 2011
42 United States 31.30 2011
43 The Bahamas 30.40 1999
43 Bahrain 30.40 2004
45 Panama 29.30 2001
46 Luxembourg 28.80 2011
47 Trinidad and Tobago 27.60 2001
48 Turkey 26.50 2011
49 Argentina 26.20 2011
50 Austria 25.90 2011
51 Iceland 25.20 2011
52 Denmark 24.40 2011
53 Finland 22.40 2011
54 Cyprus 20.90 2011
55 Singapore 20.10 2011
56 Australia 18.90 2011
57 Israel 18.70 2011
58 Sweden 15.80 2011
59 Canada 12.90 2011
60 Norway 11.10 2011
61 Costa Rica 10.90 2001
62 New Zealand 8.20 2011
63 El Salvador 7.30 1996
64 Mexico 1.80 2011
65 Dominican Republic 1.60 2000
66 Korea 0.40 2011