The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Iceland rose to 4.4 percent in August 2019 from 3.1 percent in the previous month, as the number of unemployed people increased by 2,000 to 8,500 while employment fell by 5,800 to 195,500. The activity rate went down to 80.0 percent from 81.2 in July and the employment rate declined to 76.9 percent from 78.7 percent. Unemployment Rate in Iceland averaged 2.46 percent from 1970 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 9.10 percent in April of 2011 and a record low of 0.10 percent in August of 1972.

Unemployment Rate in Iceland is expected to be 2.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Iceland to stand at 3.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Iceland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-27 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate May 4.7% 3.2% 2.2%
2019-08-08 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate Jun 3.3% 4.8% 4.4%
2019-08-22 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate Jul 3.1% 3.3% 3.8%
2019-09-26 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate Aug 4.4% 3.1% 3.3%
2019-10-24 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate Sep 4.4% 2.1%
2019-11-28 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate Oct 3%
2019-12-19 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate Nov 3.2%


Iceland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.40 3.10 9.10 0.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 195500.00 201300.00 203600.00 136600.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 8500.00 6500.00 16700.00 100.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 80.00 81.20 84.90 77.70 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.30 0.50 1.70 0.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.20 7.40 21.60 2.60 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 119.00 133.00 1912.00 47.00 [+]
Wages 652000.00 613000.00 652000.00 380000.00 ISK/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.10 0.90 11.60 -9.40 percent [+]
Population 0.35 0.34 0.35 0.17 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 67.00 67.00 67.00 67.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 67.00 67.00 67.00 67.00 [+]
Part Time Employment 44.80 44.60 47.50 28.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 143.90 144.40 155.20 97.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.90 78.70 82.90 73.20 percent [+]


Iceland Unemployment Rate

In Iceland, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Iceland Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Iceland Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.40 3.10 9.10 0.10 1970 - 2019 percent Monthly
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