Which Country Suffers From the Highest Structural Unemployment?

Structural Unemployment Rate (%), 2016
Labour | December 2, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 38 countries in 2016, Greece ranked the highest in Structural Unemployment Rate with 24.7% followed by Spain and Portugal. On the other end of the scale was Japan with 3.34%, South Korea with 3.50% and Iceland with 4.07%.

Data for more countries are available at Structural Unemployment Rate indicator page.

Structural Unemployment Rate Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Belgium % 8.25% 7.22% 7.65% 8.41% 8.49%
Colombia % ... ... ... ... ... 11.8% 10.8% 10.4% 9.63% 9.09%
Finland % 8.38% 7.77% 7.71% 8.20% 8.68%
France % 8.89% 8.77% 9.40% 9.86% 9.84%
Greece % 12.7% 17.9% 24.4% 27.5% 26.5%
Ireland % 13.9% 14.6% 14.7% 13.1% 11.3%
Italy % 8.37% 8.41% 10.6% 12.2% 12.7%
Latvia % 19.5% 16.2% 15.0% 11.9% 10.8%
Poland % 9.64% 9.63% 10.1% 10.3% 8.99%
Portugal % 10.8% 12.6% 15.5% 16.2% 13.9%
Slovakia % 14.4% 13.6% 14.0% 14.2% 13.2%
Slovenia % ... ... ... 7.24% 8.17% 8.85% 10.1% 9.67%
Spain % 19.9% 21.4% 24.8% 26.1% 24.4%
Sweden % 8.58% 7.77% 7.96% 8.02% 7.93%
Turkey % 11.1% 9.12% 8.42% 9.04% 9.95%