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 Bosnia and Herzegovina 90.50 2012
2 Namibia 82.20 2008
3 Macedonia 82.00 2012
4 Montenegro 81.00 2012
5 Mozambique 78.30 2005
6 Serbia 78.00 2012
7 Algeria 71.40 2011
8 Morocco 64.80 2011
9 Croatia 64.60 2012
10 Slovak Republic 63.70 2012
11 Lesotho 61.70 2008
12 Ireland 61.20 2012
13 Botswana 59.80 2006
14 Chile 59.70 1995
15 Greece 59.30 2012
16 Fiji 55.60 2005
17 Bulgaria 55.20 2012
18 Belize 54.90 1999
19 Estonia 54.10 2012
20 Mongolia 52.90 2011
21 Armenia 52.70 2011
22 Italy 52.40 2012
23 Latvia 51.90 2012
23 The Bahamas 51.90 2011
25 Lithuania 49.00 2012
26 Portugal 48.70 2012
27 Slovenia 47.90 2012
28 Malta 47.40 2012
29 Tanzania 47.20 2000
30 Hungary 46.30 2012
31 Nepal 46.20 2008
32 Romania 45.30 2012
33 Germany 45.20 2012
34 Belgium 44.60 2012
35 Spain 44.50 2012
36 Dominica 44.30 1997
37 Suriname 43.40 1998
37 Czech Republic 43.40 2012
39 Jordan 41.70 2011
40 France 39.90 2012
41 Sri Lanka 38.80 2012
42 Japan 38.50 2012
43 India 38.20 2010
44 Poland 34.80 2012
45 Switzerland 34.70 2012
45 United Kingdom 34.70 2012
47 Netherlands 33.10 2012
48 South Africa 32.40 2012
49 Jamaica 31.70 2001
50 Russia 30.90 2012
51 Moldova 30.70 2012
52 Bahrain 30.40 2004
53 Luxembourg 30.30 2012
54 Qatar 30.10 2012
54 Cyprus 30.10 2012
56 Panama 29.30 2001
56 United States 29.30 2012
58 Denmark 28.00 2012
58 Ukraine 28.00 2012
60 Argentina 27.80 2012
61 Iceland 25.40 2012
62 Ethiopia 25.10 2005
63 Turkey 24.90 2012
64 Mauritius 24.80 2012
64 Austria 24.80 2012
66 Trinidad and Tobago 23.70 2002
67 Yemen 22.60 2010
68 Finland 21.40 2012
69 Singapore 21.00 2012
70 Australia 20.30 2012
71 Bolivia 19.70 2010
72 Barbados 19.50 2012
72 Pakistan 19.50 2010
74 Sweden 15.90 2012
75 Brazil 14.60 2012
76 Israel 12.20 2012
77 Canada 11.90 2012
78 New Zealand 11.80 2012
79 Costa Rica 10.90 2001
80 Timor-Leste 10.50 2010
81 Thailand 9.20 2011
82 Norway 8.10 2012
83 El Salvador 7.30 1996
84 Macao SAR, China 5.80 2012
85 Mexico 1.70 2012
86 Dominican Republic 1.60 2000
87 Philippines 1.40 2010
88 Korea 0.30 2012