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The labour market in August 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,9% in August 2017 or up with 0,1 from July 2017 and down with 0,1 from August in 2016.

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The labour market in July 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,8% in July 2017 or the same as in June 2017 and down from 2,0% in July 2016.

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Do you have a business idea that you want to develop?

The Directorate of Labour and The Innovation Center of Iceland are offering a workshop for female entrepreneurs of foreign origin in the fall of 2017. The project received a grant from the Immigration Development fund last spring. W.O.M.E.N in Iceland is collaborating in the project.

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New in iceland?

Meetings for newcomers seeking employment every Wednesday at 14:00.

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Labour market in June 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,8% in June 2017 or down from 1,9% in May 2017 and down from 2,0% in June 2016.

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The labour market in May 2017

Registered unemployment was 1,9% in May 2017 or down from 2,1% in April 2017 and down from  2,2% in May 2016. There were in average 3.596 unemployed in May 2017 or down with 227 from April 2017.

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The labour market in April 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,1% in April 2017 or down from 2,4% in March 2017 and down from  2,5% in April 2016.
There were in average 3.823 unemployed in April 2017 or down with 279 from March 2017.

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The labour market in March 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,4% in March 2017 or down from 2,9% in February 2017 and down from  2,7% in March 2016.

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Are you a woman of foreign origin? Do you want to strengthen your skills and abilities? Are you looking for work or to set up your own business?

The Directorate of Labour in Iceland is one of four participants in a European project called EMPOWER, but other partners come from the UK, Lithuania and Greece. The aim of the project is twofold:  To develop training materials for women of foreign origin and support workers and volunteers who work with women of foreign origin.

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The labour market in February 2017

Registered unemployment was 2,9% in February 2017 or down from 3,0% in January 2017 and the same as in 2,9% in February 2016.
There were in average 5.082 unemployed in February 2017 or down with 118 January 2017.

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The labour market in January 2017

Registered unemployment was 3,0% in January 2017 or up from 2,3% í December 2016, and up from 2,9% in January 2016. There were in average 5.200 unemployed in January 2017 or up with 1.281 from December 2016.

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The labour market in December 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,3% in December  2016 or up from 2,1% í November 2016, but down from 2,8% in December 2015.
There were in average 3.919 unemployed in December 2016 or up with 336 from November 2016.

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The labour market in November 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,1% in November  2016 or up from 2,0% í October 2016, but down from 2,7% in November 2015.

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Announcement for Job-seekers

As of the 2nd of January, The Hafnarfjörður Job Center (Atvinnumiðstöð Hafnarfjarðar) will be closed and all services to job-seekers in Hafnarjörður will take place at the Vinnumálastofnun service center at Kringlan 1, 103 Reykjavík.

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The labour market in October 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,0% in October  2016 or up from 1,9% í September 2016, but down from 2,6% in October 2015.

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The labour market in September 2016

Registered unemployment was 1,9% in September  2016 or down from 2,0% í August 2016, but down from 2,4% in September 2015.

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The labour market in August 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,0% in August  2016 or unchanged from July 2016, but down from 2,6% in August 2015.

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The labour market in July 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,0% in July 2016 or not changed from June 2016, but down from 2,6% in July 2015. 
There were in average 3.670 unemployed in July 2016 or down with 119 from June 2016.

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The labour market in June 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,0% in June 2016 or down with 0,2% from  May 2016 but down from 2,6% in June 2015.

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The labour market in May 2016

Registered unemployment was 2,2% in May 2016 or down with 0,3% from  April 2016 but down from 2,9% in May 2015.

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