Denmark -‘Hidden unemployed’ not counted -April 24, 2013

Hidden unemployed are potential workers not reflected in official unemployment statistics due to the way the statistics are collected. The number of 'hidden' unemployed workers has doubled during the five years of the financial crisis. Before the crisis, there were about 35,000 hidden unemployed. Today, around 62,000 workers are lost in the shadows of hidden unemployment.



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