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The labour market in April 2018

Registered unemployment was 2,3% in April 2018 or down from 2,4% in March 2018 and up from 2,1% in April 2017.   There were in average 4.191 unemployed in April 2018 or down with 112 from March 2018.

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The labour market in March 2018

Registered unemployment was 2,4% in March 2018 or the same as in February 2018 and the same as in March 2017.   There were in average 4.303 unemployed in March 2018 or up with 5 from February 2018.

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The labour market in February 2018

Registered unemployment was 2,4% in February 2018 or the same as in January 2018 and down from 2,9% in February 2017.   In February 2017 the unemployment was especially high due to strikes within the fisheries.

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The labour market in January 2018

Registered unemployment was 2,4% in January 2018 or up with 0,2 percent point from December 2017 and down from 3,0% in January 2017.  In January 2017 the unemployment was especially high due to strikes within the fisheries.

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The labour market in December 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,2% in December 2017 or up with 0,1 percent point from November 2017 and down from 2,3% in December 2016.

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The labour market in November 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,1% in November 2017 or up with 0,2 percent point from October 2017 and the same as in November 2016.

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The labour market in October 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,9% in October 2017 or up with 0,1 percent point from September 2017 and down with 0,1 percent point from October 2016.

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The labour market in September 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,8% in September 2017 or down with 0,1 percent point from August 2017 and down with 0,1 percent point from September 2016.

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The labour market in August 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,9% in August 2017 or up with 0,1 from July 2017 and down with 0,1 from August in 2016.

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The labour market in July 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,8% in July 2017 or the same as in June 2017 and down from 2,0% in July 2016.

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Do you have a business idea that you want to develop?

The Directorate of Labour and The Innovation Center of Iceland are offering a workshop for female entrepreneurs of foreign origin in the fall of 2017. The project received a grant from the Immigration Development fund last spring. W.O.M.E.N in Iceland is collaborating in the project.

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New in iceland?

Meetings for newcomers seeking employment every Wednesday at 14:00.

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Labour market in June 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,8% in June 2017 or down from 1,9% in May 2017 and down from 2,0% in June 2016.

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The labour market in May 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,9% in May 2017 or down from 2,1% in April 2017 and down from  2,2% in May 2016. There were in average 3.596 unemployed in May 2017 or down with 227 from April 2017.

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The labour market in April 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,1% in April 2017 or down from 2,4% in March 2017 and down from  2,5% in April 2016.
There were in average 3.823 unemployed in April 2017 or down with 279 from March 2017.

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The labour market in March 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,4% in March 2017 or down from 2,9% in February 2017 and down from  2,7% in March 2016.

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Are you a woman of foreign origin? Do you want to strengthen your skills and abilities? Are you looking for work or to set up your own business?

The Directorate of Labour in Iceland is one of four participants in a European project called EMPOWER, but other partners come from the UK, Lithuania and Greece. The aim of the project is twofold:  To develop training materials for women of foreign origin and support workers and volunteers who work with women of foreign origin.

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The labour market in February 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,9% in February 2017 or down from 3,0% in January 2017 and the same as in 2,9% in February 2016.
There were in average 5.082 unemployed in February 2017 or down with 118 January 2017.

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The labour market in January 2017

Registered unemployment was 3,0% in January 2017 or up from 2,3% í December 2016, and up from 2,9% in January 2016. There were in average 5.200 unemployed in January 2017 or up with 1.281 from December 2016.

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The labour market in December 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,3% in December  2016 or up from 2,1% í November 2016, but down from 2,8% in December 2015.
There were in average 3.919 unemployed in December 2016 or up with 336 from November 2016.

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