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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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15. April 2014

The labour market in March 2014

The registered unemployment in March 2014 was 4,5%, with 7.106 unemployed in average in the month or the same as in February 2014 but down from 5,3% in March 2013.

14. March 2014

The labour market in February 2014

The registered unemployment in February 2014 was 4,5% or in average 7.213, which is 23 more than in January 2014 but down from 5,5% in February 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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