List of OECD countries by job security

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This is a list of OECD countries by job security, an important component in measuring quality of life and the well-being of its citizens. It lists OECD countries' workers' chance of losing their job in 2012[citation needed], with some non-OECD countries also included. Workers facing a high risk of job loss are more vulnerable, especially in countries with smaller social safety nets[citation needed]. This indicator presents the probability to become unemployed, calculated as the number of people who were unemployed in 2012, but were employed in 2011 over the total number of employed in 2011.

Rank Country/Territory Chance of losing job in 2012[citation needed]
1   Switzerland 2.8%
2  Japan 2.9%
3  Norway 2.9%
4  South Korea 3.0%
5  Germany 3.2%
6  Austria 3.4%
7  Netherlands 3.6%
8  Luxembourg 4.0%
9  Russia 4.0%
10  Czech Republic 4.2%
11  Iceland 4.3%
12  Australia 4.4%
13  Belgium 4.5%
14  Mexico 4.7%
15  Chile 4.7%
16  Brazil 4.8%
17  Slovenia 5.0%
18  Estonia 5.3%
19  Italy 5.5%
20  United Kingdom 5.6%
21  Slovakia 5.8%
22  New Zealand 5.8%
23  Denmark 5.8%
24  United States 6.3%
25  Ireland 6.4%
26  Finland 6.4%
27  Israel 6.5%
28  Sweden 6.5%
29  France 6.5%
30  Canada 6.6%
31  Hungary 6.7%
32  Poland 7.3%
33  Turkey 7.8%
34  Portugal 9.1%
35  Greece 12.0%
36  Spain 17.7%

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