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The office in Borgartún 7b closes

The office in Borgartún 7b has been closed and EURES and the polish department have moved again to Engjateigur 11 (from 29th of January 2010).


Unemployment 8.2% in December 2009

The unemployment in December 2009 was 8.2% or up from 8% in November 2009.  There were 13,776 unemployed in December 2009 or up with 419 from November 2009.

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15. April 2014

The labour market in March 2014

The registered unemployment in March 2014 was 4,5%, with 7.106 unemployed in average in the month or the same as in February 2014 but down from 5,3% in March 2013.

14. March 2014

The labour market in February 2014

The registered unemployment in February 2014 was 4,5% or in average 7.213, which is 23 more than in January 2014 but down from 5,5% in February 2013.


Payment slips in electronic form

Unemployment payment slips are not sent out in paper through regular mail anymore (from October 2009). They're only displayed electronicly on your personal account at the Directorates of Labour (Vinnumálastofnun) application website and at the Social Insurance (Tryggingastofnun) website  www.tryggur.is/

More information about access to payment slips here



25 November 20107.9076.01913.926

A specific proviso must be made in the evaluation of the unemployment rate, for example, about 20% included in the number of these figures are receiving part-time benefits.

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