The labour market in October 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,0% in October  2016 or up from 1,9% í September 2016, but down from 2,6% in October 2015.

There were in average 3.333 unemployed in October 2016 or up with 47 from October 2016.

Unemployment by gender:

The unemployment by men was 1,6% in October 2016, or up from 1,5% in September 2016.  The unemployment by women was 2,4% in October 2016 or up from 2,3% in September 2016.

The unemployment by young people:

There were 430 young 18-24 years unemployed in October 2016 or up from 417 in September 2016 but down from 633 in October 2015.

The long term unemployed:

There were 912 long term unemployed (over 1 year) in October 2016 or down from 922 in September 2016.

Open vacancies:

There were 357 open vacancies in October 2016 or down from 505 in September 2016 and up with 79 from October 2015.

Work permits:

There were 52 new open work permits issued in October 2016 or down with 60 new work permits from September 2016.

The unemployment forecast for November 2016:

It is expected that the unemployment rate will increase in November 2016 and be between 2% and 2,2%.

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