UK unemployment benefit less generous than Romania, Albania and the US

Not a widely known fact, I’d wager.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today)

Well now. Here’s an interesting ranking of countries according to how generous their unemployment benefit is for the first year after workers have lost their jobs.

Quite contrary to the spin we constantly receive from the mainstream press et al about how generous the UK is with unemployment benefits, the fact is we actually rank lower in generosity than countries like Romania, Albania and even the US.

Here’s the ranking – with the most generous countries at the top (you have to go right to the bottom to find the UK):

Country Gross Replacement Rate, year 1  Ranking
Netherlands0.71
Switzerland0.6872
Sweden0.6853
Portugal0.654
Spain0.6355
Norway0.6246
Algeria0.6127
Taiwan0.68
Ukraine0.569
Italy0.52710
Denmark0.52111
Russia0.50512
Tunisia0.513
Finland0.49414
France0.479

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