Society

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

RSS Culture

  • Over two million visitors to museums 24/11/2015
    In the year 2014, the number of visitors to museums and related institutions was all time high. About 2.1 million visitors attended museums in the year. This is the first time that the number of guests breaks the threshold of two millions.
  • One of every ten attends performances by amateur theatres 14/04/2015
    The number of spectators to performances of amateur theatre groups totalled roughly 33 thousand in the theatrical season 2013/2014, which is almost on a pair with the previous season. This equals each individual attending a performance by the groups once a year.
  • Religious and life stance affiliation 1 January 2015 01/04/2015
    On 1 January 2015 the members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland numbered 242,743, or 73.8% of the total population, compared with 250,759, (85.4%) in the year 2005.
  • One of every four to symphonic concerts last year 27/03/2015
    Attendance to domestic concerts of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the North Iceland Symphony Orchestra totalled 79 thousand last year. That is equivalent to around a quarter of the country’s population attending a symphonic concert last year.
  • Theatres are still popular 24/03/2015
    In the theatrical season 2013/2014, the number of spectators to performances of theatres and professional and amateur theatre groups within the country totalled 375 thousand. This equals each individual attending the theatre once a year.

RSS Education

RSS Labour

  • Unemployment rate 2.6% in the 4th quarter 01/02/2018
    The number of persons 16-74 years old in the labour force in the 4th quarter of 2017 was 199,600 corresponding to an activity rate of 81.2%.
  • Unemployment 3% in December 25/01/2018
    There were 201,700 persons aged from 16 to 74 in the labour force in December 2017, according to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. The activity rate was 81.8%, employment rate was 79.3% and unemployment rate was 3%.
  • Unemployment 1.7% in November 03/01/2018
    There were 198,100 persons aged from 16 to 74 in the labour force in November 2017, according to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. The activity rate was 80.5%, employment rate was 79.2% and unemployment rate was 1.7%.
  • Over a quarter of employees in Iceland do shift-work 07/12/2017
    Compared with other European countries Iceland ranks ninth in shift-working. In 2016, 26.1% of employees in Iceland worked shifts, which is 7.6 percentage points above the EU average.
  • Unemployment 3.6% in October 23/11/2017
    There were 201,100 persons aged from 16 to 74 in the labour force in October 2017, according to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. Thereof, 193,800 persons were employed and 7,200 persons were unemployed.