The labour market in October 2022

The unemployment rate in October 2022 was the same as in September or 2,8%.

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December bonus for job seekers

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, has signed a regulation regarding the payment of December bonus to job seekers. The undiminished December bonus is 94.119 kr. Job seekers with dependent children receive a special December bonus for each child younger than 18 years of age.

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The labour market in September

The unemployment rate in September reduced to 2,8% from 3,1% in August.

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The labour market in August 2022

The unemployment rate in August reduced to 3,1% from 3,2% in July.

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Services provided to applicants for international protection has been transferred to The Directorate of Labour

Services provided to applicants for international protection has been transferred from The Directorate of Immigration to The Directorate of Labour. The amendments took effect on July 1st 2022.

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The labour market in July 2022

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The labour market in June 2022

The unemployment rate in June reduced to 3,3% from 3,9% in May.

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The labour market in May 2022

The unemployment rate in May reduced to 3,9% from 4,5% in April.

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The labour market in April 2022

The unemployment rate in April reduced to 4,5% from 4,9% in March.

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The labour market in March 2022

The unemployment rate in March reduced to 4,9% from 5,2% in February.

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The labour market in February 2022

The unemployment rate in February was as expected unchanged from January or 5,2%.

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The labour market in January 2022

The unemployment rate in January increased as expected to 5,2% from 4,9% in December. 

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Disruption of services at The Directorate of Labour due to weather

Due to bad weather, a disruption of services at the Directorate of Labor can be expected tomorrow, Monday 07 February. It can be expected that the service centers will be closed in the morning and disruptions to other service options such as telephone and computer communications may be expected.

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The labour market in December 2021

The unemployment rate in December 2021 was unchanged from November or 4,9%.

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The Directorate of Labour’s open service routes of the from January 3rd, 2022

As a temporary measure only electronic service channels will be temporarily open at The Directorate of Labour. This is to ensure the service and safety of staff and service users. Service users can have their matter resolved by:

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The labour market in November 2021

The unemployment rate in November was unchanged from October or 4,9%.

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The Directorate of Labour's service offices are temporarily closed due to COVID-19

As of today, December 27th, all of The Directorate of Labour’s service centers will be closed temporarily due to the COVID-19 virus.

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Holiday Opening Hours

The Directorate of Labour will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. From the 27th until the 30th of December, the service center in Reykjavík and Maternity/Paternity Leave Fund is open between 9:00 and 15:00.

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The labour market in October 2021

The unemployment rate decreased from 5,0% in September to 4,9% in October.   

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The labour market in September 2021

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