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

  • One of every two museum guests in 2014 were foreigners 15/12/2015
    Foreigners numbered one of every two visitors to museums and related activities in Iceland in the year 2014. Nearly nine of every ten foreigners who visit museums while staying in the country attend historic museums and natural history museums and exhibitions, or 86 per cent.
  • 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.

RSS Education

RSS Labour

  • Unemployment 4.5% in April 24/05/2018
    There were 205,200 persons aged from 16 to 74 in the labour force in April 2018, according to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. The activity rate was 81.9%, employment rate was 78.3% and unemployment rate was 4.5%.
  • Unemployment rate 2.9% in the 1st quarter 03/05/2018
    The number of persons 16-74 years old in the labour force in the 1st quarter of 2018 was 200,200 corresponding to an activity rate of 80.7%. The number of employed persons was 194,500 while unemployed persons were 5,700.
  • Unemployment 2.8% in March 26/04/2018
    There were 203,400 persons aged from 16 to 74 in the labour force in March 2018, according to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. The activity rate was 81.4%, employment rate was 79.2% and unemployment rate was 2.8%.
  • Immigrants were 16.5% of employees in 2017 16/04/2018
    In 2017, a total of 197,094 individuals on average were employed in Iceland. Of those employed, women were 92,855 or 47.1% and men were 104,239 or 52.9%. The number of employed immigrants was 32,543 on average or 16.5% of the total number of employed.
  • Unemployment 2.4% in February 22/03/2018
    There were 198,300 persons aged from 16 to 74 in the labour force in February 2018, according to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. Thereof, 193,500 persons were employed and 4,800 persons were unemployed. The activity rate was 80.1%, employment rate was 78.2% and unemployment rate was 2.4%