List of countries by long-term unemployment rate

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This is a list of countries by long-term unemployment rate published by the OECD for the year 2012. This indicator refers to the number of persons who have been unemployed for one year or more as a percentage of the labour force (the sum of employed and unemployed persons). Unemployed persons are defined as those who are currently not working but are willing to do so and actively searching for work.

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Rank Country/Territory Long-term unemployment rate[1]
1  South Korea 0.01%
2  Mexico 0.09%
2  Norway 0.28%
4  Canada 0.90%
5  New Zealand 0.91%
4  Israel 0.91%
5  Australia 1.06%
7  Austria 1.07%
8  Sweden 1.40%
8   Switzerland 1.48%
10  Luxembourg 1.56%
11  Finland 1.65%
12  Japan 1.67%
13  Iceland 1.68%
14  Russia 1.69%
14  Netherlands 1.78%
16  Chile 2.01%
17  Denmark 2.11%
18  Brazil 2.17%
19  Turkey 2.29%
20  United States 2.36%
21  Germany 2.52%
21  United Kingdom 2.75%
21  Czech Republic 3.03%
24  Belgium 3.37%
25  Poland 3.51%
25  France 3.98%
27  Slovenia 4.23%
27  Hungary 5.05%
27  Estonia 5.46%
30  Italy 5.67%
31  Portugal 7.62%
32  Slovakia 8.89%
33  Ireland 9.24%
34  Spain 11.13%
35  Greece 14.37%

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