Society

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Labour market 
Labour
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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

  • 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
  • More teachers without a licence in compulsory schools 10/04/2019
    The proportion of teachers without a teaching licence in compulsory schools was 13-20% in 1998-2008. The proportion dropped after the financial crisis and was lowest in the autumn of 2012 at 4.1%. Since 2012 the proportion of teachers without a licence has increased year by year and was 12.4% of 5,311 teaching staff in the […]
  • Fewer immigrants among graduates from the upper secondary level of education 04/04/2019
    Statistics Iceland publishes for the first time information about graduations by students’ origin. The data indicate that there are differences in the graduation rate depending on students’ background.
  • Almost half of one year old children attend pre-primary schools 05/09/2018
    There were over 19 thousand children attending pre-primary schools in Iceland in December 2017. The proportion of children attending pre-primary school is unchanged from the previous year or 87%, when looking at 1-5 year olds.

RSS Labour

  • 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 […]
  • Register based employment, 2nd quarter 2019 22/08/2019
    Figures have been updated
  • Unemployment 4.4% in the 2nd quarter 08/08/2019
    According to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey, the average number of persons in the labour force was 212,900 in the 2nd quarter of 2019, or 82.9% of the population. Of these, 9,400 persons were unemployed, or 4.4%.
  • 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 […]
  • 6,200 vacancies in the second quarter of 2019 08/07/2019
    Approximately 6,200 jobs were estimated to be vacant on the Icelandic labour market in the second quarter of 2019, according the results of Statistics Iceland Job Vacancy Survey. In the same quarter, a total of 226,200 jobs were estimated to be manned.