This means you are not automatically insured against unemployment.
You can take out unemployment insurance with an unemployment insurance fund (a-kasse), which are private associations related to the trade unions and other professional organizations.
It is an important point that you do not need to be a member of a trade union in order to become a member of an unemployment insurance fund.
You can become a member of an unemployment insurance fund if you are between 18 and until 2 years before you reach your old age pension age and reside in Denmark (or another EU/EEA country and work in Denmark). You can become a member either:
A list of all unemployment insurance funds can be found here (in Danish only).
If you have signed up for unemployment insurance at an unemployment insurance fund, and have been a member for at least one year you are entitled to unemployment benefits. It is, however, a prerequisite that you have worked at least 52 weeks within the past three years.
Ansvarlig redaktør: Rikke Østergaard Ishøy