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RSS Culture

RSS Education

  • More teachers without a teaching licence in compulsory schools 11/06/2024
    During the school year 2023-2024 18.7% of teaching staff were without a licence, the highest proportion since 2002. The number of teachers without a licence increased by 132 from the autumn of 2022.
  • Increasing number of foreign pupils in compulsory schools 30/04/2024
    There have never been as many pupils in compulsory education in Iceland as in the autumn of 2023, or 47,507. The number of pupils increased by 392 from the previous year, or by 0.8%. The main explanation for the increase is the number of migrants to Iceland.
  • Highest number of graduates at the tertiary level 18/03/2024
    There were 5,458 graduates with 5,488 graduations at the tertiary level of education during the 2021-2022 school year, around 240 more than in the previous year (4.6%). Never before has the number of graduations with a master’s degree been higher, or 1,807. An increase of 5.0% from the previous year.
  • The effects of Covid-19 on school days in compulsory education were greatest in the spring of 2020 19/02/2024
    The Covid-19 pandemic greatly influenced the operation of schools in Iceland from the spring of 2020 and the following two school years but did not have any effect on school days in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • More participants in lifelong learning in 2022 16/11/2023
    Around 52,600 inhabitants in Iceland aged 25-64 took part in lifelong learning in 2022, 26.7% of the population in this age group. That is an increase of 18.5% from the previous year, and participation in lifelong learning was greater in 2022 than it was just before the Covid-19 pandemic.

RSS Labour

  • The number of employed in April increased by 2.4% between years 05/06/2024
    In total, 216,400 individuals were employed in the Icelandic labour market in April 2024, according to register-based data. The number of employed increased by around 5,100 between years, which corresponds to an increase of 2.4%. The number of employed females in April was around 100,900 and the number of males around 115,400.
  • Unemployment 3.6% in April 24/05/2024
    A total of 8,500 individuals were unemployed in April 2024 according to seasonally adjusted results from the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.6% in April, the employment rate was 79.7% and the activity rate was 82.7%. The unemployment rate decreased by 0.9 percentage points between months while the employment rate […]
  • The workforce remains stable 15/05/2024
    The main results of Statistics Iceland's labour force survey for the first quarter of 2024 show that the status of the workforce within the Icelandic labour market has remained rather stable over the past three years.
  • Unemployment 4.1% in March 08/05/2024
    A total of 9,500 individuals were unemployed in March 2024 according to seasonally adjusted results from the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1% in March, the employment rate was 77.8% and the activity rate was 81.1%. The unemployment rate increased by 0.5 percentage points between months while the employment rate […]
  • Job vacancy rate 2.4% in the first quarter of 2024 08/05/2024
    In total, 5,590 jobs were vacant in the Icelandic labour market in the first quarter of 2024 according to Statistics Iceland’s job Vacancy Survey. At the same time, the number of occupied jobs was 227,250 and the job vacancy rate therefore 2.4%.