Society

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Labour market 
Labour
Labour market
Municipal social services
social
Elderly
Elderly
Lifestyle and health
Smoking habits by sex
Wages
Total monthly ernings by economic activity
Wage index
Wages
Household expenditure
Household expenditure
Liabilities and assets of individuals
Liabilities and assets of individuals
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

  • 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 […]
  • More students at the upper secondary level have graduated in four years 03/06/2019
    In the autumn of 2013 there were 4,510 new entrants in day courses at the upper secondary level in Iceland. Four years later, 54.1% of these entrants had graduated from programmes at the upper secondary level that were at least of two years’ duration

RSS Labour

  • 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%.
  • Unemployment at 4,4% in August 26/09/2019
    According to seasonally adjusted figures from Statistics Iceland's Labour Market Survey, unemployment was 8,500 in August, or 4.4%, which is 1.3 percentage points higher than in July. Seasonally adjusted labour force participation was 80.0%, which is 1.2 percentage points lower than in July. Seasonally adjusted employment rate was 76.9% for August 2019, which is the […]
  • Register based employment, 2nd quarter 2019 22/08/2019
    Figures have been updated
  • Unemployment 3.1% in July 22/08/2019
    According to seasonally adjusted estimates from the Icelandic Labour Force Survey there were only minor changes in labour status figures between June and July 2019. Seasonal adjusted activity rate was 81.2% in July 2019, which is 0.2 percentage points higher in than in June. The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed persons was estimated to be […]
  • Unemployment 3.3% in June 08/08/2019
    According to seasonally adjusted estimates from the Icelandic Labour Force Survey, the number of people in the labour force was 208,200 in June 2019. This corresponds to an 81.5% activity rate, which is one percentage point higher than in May. The seasonally adjusted number of unemployed persons in June 2019 was estimated to be 6,800 […]