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Directorate of Labour is responsible to the Minister of Social Affairs and has the management of the employment service within the country as well as the daily expedition of the Unemployment Benefit Fund,  the Wage Guarantee Fund, the Childbirth Leave Fund and payments to parents of children with long term illness. 
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17. April 2015

The labour market in March 2015

The registered unemployment was 3,6% in March or the same as in February 2015 but down from 4,5% in March 2014.

13. March 2015

The labour market in February 2015

The registered unemployement was 3,6% in February 2015 or the same as in January 2015 but down from 4,5% in February 2014.


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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