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By how much does family income drop during unemployment? Net replacement rates show the proportion of net income in work that is maintained after job loss. Results shown correspond to a one earner couple, previously earning the average wage, with two children.
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Country
Net replacement rate - Initial unemployment, % of previous net income, 2014
Net replacement rate - Long term unemployment, % of previous net income, 2014
Net replacement rate - 5 year average, % of previous net income, 2014
Australia AUS 57 57 57
Austria AUT 76 76 76
Belgium BEL 64 53 57
Bulgaria BGR 79 32 41
Canada CAN 86 60 64
Switzerland CHE 86 63 70
Chile CHL 61 9 20
Cyprus CYP 74* 72* 72*
Czech Republic CZE 66 58 59
Germany DEU 73 63 65
Denmark DNK 92 67 76
Spain ESP 70 32 43
Estonia EST 61 48 49
Finland FIN 80 78 78
France FRA 67 55 60
United Kingdom GBR 73 73 73
Greece GRC 39 8 17
Croatia HRV 65 46 45
Hungary HUN 60 28 30
Ireland IRL 80 80 80
Iceland ISL 72 69 68
Israel ISR 92 48 52
Italy ITA 70 0 9
Japan JPN 69 60 62
Korea KOR 43 47 46
Lithuania LTU 69 34 47
Luxembourg LUX 89 71 74
Latvia LVA 72 53 54
Malta MLT 54 54 54
Netherlands NLD 84 70 75
Norway NOR 71 71 71
New Zealand NZL 58 58 58
OECD OECD 69 55 58
Poland POL 52 57 55
Portugal PRT 76 35 49
Romania ROU 40 25 28
Slovak Republic SVK 59 46 47
Slovenia SVN 74 63 65
Sweden SWE 61 61 61
Turkey TUR 52 0 9
United States USA 49 34 35