Which Country Suffers the Most From Long-Term Unemployment?

Long-Term Unemployed (As % of Total Unemployed) (%), 2014 or latest
Labour | December 11, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 85 countries in 2014, Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked the highest in Long-Term Unemployed (As % of Total Unemployed) with 90.5% followed by Egypt and Macedonia. On the other end of the scale was South Korea with 0.400%, Uruguay with 0.500% and Philippines with 0.900%.

Data for more countries are available at Long-Term Unemployed (As % of Total Unemployed) indicator page.

Long-Term Unemployed (As % of Total Unemployed) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Albania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 65.5% ... 74.0% 77.3% ...
Azerbaijan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 67.4% 65.8% 67.6% 67.1% ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 86.4% 83.5% 82.2% 89.7% 90.5% ... ...
Bulgaria % 51.7% 43.3% 46.4% 55.7% 55.2%
Egypt % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 83.6% 84.0% 67.0% 88.7% ...
Greece % 47.5% 40.8% 45.0% 49.6% 59.3%
Italy % 45.1% 44.1% 48.0% 51.3% 52.4%
Macedonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 84.9% 81.6% 83.1% 82.6% 82.0% ...
Mongolia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 53.1% 60.8% 76.9% 52.9% 67.3% ... ...
Montenegro % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 79.5% 81.5% 78.8% 79.6% 81.0% ... ...
Morocco % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 66.1% 62.8% 64.8% 65.1% ...
Namibia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 82.2% ... ... ... ... ...
Portugal % 47.2% 43.9% 52.0% 48.2% 48.7%
Serbia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 70.8% 65.5% 69.1% 73.7% 78.0% ... ...
Slovakia % 66.0% 50.9% 59.3% 63.9% 63.7%