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Table 5 Proportion of unemployed using specific search methods by country in %

From: How do the unemployed search for a job? – Evidence from the EU Labour Force Survey

  Public employment office Private employment agency Direct applications Friends, relatives, trade unions, etc. Inserting/answering ads Studying ads Test, interview, or examination
AT 79 15 73 80 50 90 55
BE 69 43 31 35 24 56 11
BG 46 14 49 65 16 36 8
CY 48 2 57 77 15 63 18
CZ 90 17 78 89 21 84 34
DE 93 19 20 39 58 58 12
DK 44 3 69 53 68 85 17
EE 30 4 36 63 29 54 6
ES 43 32 74 84 31 60 24
EU-LFS 65 21 52 61 42 68 17
FI 60 15 53 40 42 87 21
FR 64 32 61 59 52 86 22
GR 63 9 87 89 29 71 20
HU 74 25 73 84 42 86 6
IE 56 30 82 85 29 93 32
IT 28 19 60 80 24 58 34
LT 53 5 45 58 14 55 3
LU 77 16 55 63 20 88 4
LV 42 6 72 91 25 86 11
NL 50 47 62 57 52 76 35
PL 75 7 65 82 36 80 15
PT 61 9 48 38 19 27 5
RO 12 6 48 56 43 64 12
SE 73 5 45 25 19 53 1
SI 71 22 79 86 75 83 57
SK 80 6 36 60 14 47 4
UK 67 24 49 50 59 82 0
  1. Source: EU-LFS, years 2006–2008, own calculations. Notes: Based on inverse sampling probability weighted data. The method “Test, interview, or examination” is not surveyed in the UK.