Which Country Spends the Most on Active Labour Market Policies?

Public Expenditure on Active Labour Market Policies (As % of GDP) (%), 2013 or latest
Labour | December 2, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2013, Denmark ranked the highest in Public Expenditure on Active Labour Market Policies (As % of GDP) with 1.82% followed by Sweden and Finland. On the other end of the scale was Mexico with 0.010%, Chile with 0.090% and USA with 0.110%.

Data for more countries are available at Public Expenditure on Active Labour Market Policies (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Public Expenditure on Active Labour Market Policies (As % of GDP) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Austria % 0.650% 0.650% 0.810% 0.820% 0.730%
Belgium % 0.660% 0.680% 0.740% 0.760% 0.840%
Denmark % 1.26% 1.29% 1.56% 1.96% 1.93%
Finland % 0.830% 0.780% 0.870% 1.00% 0.980%
France % 0.910% 0.820% 0.960% 1.10% 0.900% ...
Germany % 0.840% 0.870% 1.00% 0.900% 0.770%
Hungary % ... 0.350% 0.350% 0.470% 0.640% 0.430%
Ireland % 0.610% 0.690% 0.830% 0.910% 0.900%
Luxembourg % ... ... ... ... 0.480% 0.460% 0.510% 0.560% 0.610%
Netherlands % 1.00% 0.960% 1.10% 1.11% 1.03%
Norway % 0.540% 0.510% 0.590% 0.620% 0.560%
Portugal % 0.490% 0.530% 0.740% 0.670% 0.580%
Spain % 0.770% 0.790% 0.840% 0.910% 0.870% ...
Sweden % 0.970% 0.830% 0.920% 1.11% 1.16%
Switzerland % 0.520% 0.490% 0.560% 0.600% 0.560%