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Directorate of Labour News

29.1.2010

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).

14.1.2010

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.


News & announcements

16. January 2015

The labour market in December 2014

The registered nemployment in December 2014 was 3,4% or up from 3,3% in November 2014 but down from 4,2% in December 2013.

 

12. December 2014

The labour market in November 2014

There were in average 5.430 unemployed in November or 3,3% registered unemployment which is up from 3,2% in October or 213 more unemployed.


Announcements

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

 

Unemployment

DateMaleFemaleTotal
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.

Confirmation of job search
Unemployment benefits information
 

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