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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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14. October 2014

The labour market in September 2014

There were in average 5..029 unemployed in September or 3% registered unemployment which is down from 3,1% in August 2014 but 393 fewer unemployed.

12. September 2014

The labour market in August 2014

There were in average 5.422 unemployed in August or 3,1% registered unemployment which is the same as in July 2014 but 161 fewer unemployed.


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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