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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, 2015
Net replacement rate - Long term unemployment, % of previous net income, 2015
Net replacement rate - 5 year average, % of previous net income, 2015
Australia AUS 58 58 58
Austria AUT 76 76 76
Belgium BEL 64 53 57
Bulgaria BGR 79 30 39
Canada CAN 85 62 65
Switzerland CHE 85 64 71
Chile CHL 60 8 19
Cyprus CYP 118* 118* 118*
Czech Republic CZE 66 57 58
Germany DEU 72 60 62
Denmark DNK 100 67 80
Spain ESP 68 31 42
Estonia EST 69 53 55
Finland FIN 79 79 79
France FRA 67 55 60
United Kingdom GBR 71 71 71
Greece GRC 40 8 17
Croatia HRV 65 45 44
Hungary HUN 58 23 25
Ireland IRL 79 79 79
Iceland ISL 70 67 67
Israel ISR 92 47 51
Italy ITA 73 0 23
Japan JPN 85 77 78
Korea KOR 44 41 41
Lithuania LTU 69 32 45
Luxembourg LUX 89 70 74
Latvia LVA 72 51 52
Malta MLT 53 53 53
Netherlands NLD 84 72 76
Norway NOR 70 70 70
New Zealand NZL 58 58 58
OECD OECD 69 52 56
Poland POL 52 59 57
Portugal PRT 76 36 50
Romania ROU 43 21 25
Slovak Republic SVK 59 45 47
Slovenia SVN 74 68 69
Sweden SWE 61 61 61
Turkey TUR 52 0 9
United States USA 49 34 35