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Table 1 Overall unemployment rate 2007 and 2011 in 28 European countries. Source: Eurostat

From: Unemployment and health selection in diverging economic conditions: Compositional changes? Evidence from 28 European countries

Country Pre-crisis: 2007 Crisis: 2011
Crisis   
 Estonia 4.6 12.3
 Greece 8.4 17.9
 Ireland 4.7 14.7
 Latvia 6.1 16.2
 Lithuania 4.3 15.4
 Spain 8.2 21.4
Mild crisis   
 Bulgaria 6.9 11.3
 Cyprus 3.9 7.9
 Denmark 3.8 7.6
 Hungary 7.4 11.0
 Iceland 2.3 7.1
 Portugal 9.2 12.9
 Slovenia 4.9 8.2
 United Kingdom 5.3 8.1
Small increase   
 Czech Republic 5.3 6.7
 France 8.0 9.2
 Italy 6.1 8.4
 Slovakia 11.2 13.7
 Sweden 6.1 7.8
No crisis   
 Austria 4.9 4.6
 Belgium 7.5 7.2
 Finland 6.9 7.8
 Germany 8.5 5.8
 Luxembourg 4.2 4.8
 Netherlands 4.2 5.0
 Norway 2.5 3.3
 Poland 9.6 9.7
 Romania 6.4 7.2
  1. Classification
  2. Crisis = Doubling of overall unemployment rate and > 10 percent
  3. Mild crisis = 2.6-5.0 percent increase
  4. Small increase = 1.0-2.5 percent increase
  5. No crisis = < 1.0 percent increase
  6. 2007 EU-SILC- data not available for Croatia, Malta and Switzerland