Society

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Labour market 
Labour
Labour market
Municipal social services
social
Elderly
Elderly
Lifestyle and health
Smoking habits by sex
Wages
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Wage index
Wages
Household expenditure
Household expenditure
Liabilities and assets 
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Education and culture
Education – overview
education
Upper sceondary schools
Upper secondary schools
Daily newspaper circulation
newspaper
Movies
movies
Lifelong learning
lifelong
Universities
Universities
Professional theatres
professional theatres
Book publishing
books

RSS Culture

RSS Education

  • Fewer licenced preschool teachers 18/10/2019
    In December 2018 there were 1,600 licenced pre-primary school teachers in pre-primary schools in Iceland, 28.1% of staff working in education and childcare.
  • Educational attainment of the population 2018 02/10/2019
    Figures have been updated
  • Lifelong learning 2018 02/10/2019
    Figures have been updated
  • Fewer 19 year olds enrolled in schools 19/09/2019
    The enrolment rate of 19 year olds fell from 68.4% in the autumn of 2017 to 59.9% in the autumn of 2018. The lower enrolment rate is probably linked to the reduced requirements for the matriculation exam and indicates that not all students who complete the matriculation exam in three years enter directly into programmes […]
  • One out of three new entrants at the tertiary level graduates in three years 21/06/2019
    In the autumn of 2011 there were 2,405 new entrants in three year Bachelor degree programmes in universities in Iceland. Three years later, 33.3% had graduated on time. An additional 0.7% had graduated from other tertiary programmes, such as two year diploma programmes. A total of 23.7% of those new entrants had dropped out of […]

RSS Labour

  • Unemployment 3.6% in October 28/11/2019
    According to seasonally adjusted figures from Statistics Iceland's labour market survey, were unemployed 7,400 in October, or 3.6% of the labour force, which is 0.1 percentage points lower than in September.
  • Unemployment 3.5% in the 3rd quarter 21/11/2019
    According to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey, the average number of persons in the labour force was 208,800 in the 3rd quarter of 2019, or 80.8% of the population.
  • Delay in publication of statistics on quarterly labor market figures 04/11/2019
    The publication on quarterly labor market figures due on November 7th is delayed until November 21st.
  • Unemployment 3.7% in September 24/10/2019
    According to seasonally adjusted figures from Statistics Iceland's labour market survey, unemployment was 7,100 in September, or 3.7% of the labour force, which is 0.7 percentage points lower than in August.
  • 4,500 vacancies in the third quarter of 2019 07/10/2019
    Approximately 4,500 jobs were estimated to be vacant on the Icelandic labour market in the third quarter of 2019, according to the results of Statistics Iceland’s Job Vacancy Survey. In the same quarter, a total of 237,000 jobs were estimated to be manned. The job vacancy rate was therefore approximately 1.9%.