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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, 2016
Net replacement rate - Long term unemployment, % of previous net income, 2016
Net replacement rate - 5 year average, % of previous net income, 2016
Australia AUS 58 58 58
Austria AUT 72 72 72
Belgium BEL 54 54 57
Canada CAN 61 61 64
Czech Republic CZE 56 56 57
Denmark DNK 65 65 75
Finland FIN 79 79 79
France FRA 55 55 61
Germany DEU 60 60 63
Greece GRC 20 20 28
Hungary HUN 22 22 24
Iceland ISL 64 64 64
Ireland IRL 80 80 80
Italy ITA 0 0 23
Japan JPN 75 75 76
Korea KOR 43 43 43
Luxembourg LUX 71 71 75
Netherlands NLD 72 72 76
New Zealand NZL 59 59 59
Norway NOR 69 69 69
Poland POL 75 75 72
Portugal PRT 44 44 54
Slovak Republic SVK 37 37 39
Spain ESP 30 30 42
Sweden SWE 63 63 63
Switzerland CHE 85 85 85
Turkey TUR 0 0 9
United Kingdom GBR 71 71 71
United States USA 33 33 34
Bulgaria BGR 38 38 45
Chile CHL 7 7 20
Croatia HRV 47 47 47
Cyprus CYP 118* 118* 118*
Estonia EST 66 66 66
Israel ISR 46 46 50
Latvia LVA 56 56 57
Lithuania LTU 39 39 46
Malta MLT 52 52 52
Romania ROU 21 21 26
Slovenia SVN 70 70 70
OECD OECD 53 53 57