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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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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.

15. August 2014

The labour market in July 2014

The registered unemployment in July 2014 was 3,1% with 5.583 in average unemployed in the month or down from 3,2% in June 2014 and down from 3,9% in July 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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Unemployment benefits information

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