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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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14. November 2014

The labour market in October 2014

There were in average 5.217 unemployed in October or 3,2% registered unemployment which is up from 3% in September or 188 more unemployed.

 

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.


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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