Long Term Unemployed Persons
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This statistics show the structure and development of long-term unemployment, defined as gross unemployment spells of minimum 52 weeks. The statistics cover all months in the period from January 2009 onwards. The statistics also covers shorter and longer unemployment spells, these different spells was published for the first time in October 2018.
The statistics cover the persons who are long-term unemployed due to administrative data. A long-term unemployed person has been gross unemployed for at least 52 consecutive weeks (1 year). Persons who leave the gross unemployment for a period of 4 weeks, within the 12 months, and who is not in ordinary employment during the period of 4 weeks are also included in the statistics. The statistics also covers unemployment spells by duration from 26 weeks (0,5 year) up to 156 weeks (3 years).
The statistics of long-term unemployment is made out of the register of public benefits that covers all persons receiving public benefits in the age below their official pension age. The Register of Employees is also used in the statistics. The employment records cover employed persons in firms registered in Denmark from January 2008 onwards.
Both data regarding public benefits and employment is collected quarterly.
Users: Ministries (primary the Ministry of Employment), municipalities, organizations, educational institutions, research institutions, the news media and private persons.
The statistics is quite new and there has not been collected any knowledge about the user experience.
Accuracy and reliability
The statistics measure the number of long-term unemployed persons according to administrative registers and is based on a full sample. The statistics is precise according to the written description of long-term unemployment.
Timeliness and punctuality
The statistic is published quarterly and is published 5 months after the end of the reference period.
The statistic is comparable from one month to another from January 2009 onwards. For international comparison the Labour Force Survey is recommended.
Accessibility and clarity
All figures are available at StatBank Denmark.