The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Iceland decreased to 1.7 percent in September of 2018 from a downwardly revised 2.6 percent in August. It was the lowest jobless rate since May, as the number of unemployed went down by 1,800 to 3,600 and employment rose by 2,400 to 201,300. The number of people in the labour force fell by 600 to 204,900 and the activity rate went down slightly to 81.6 percent from 81.7 percent. Meantime, the employment rate increased to 80.2 percent from 79.5 percent. A year ago, the unemployment rate was higher at 3.2 percent. Unemployment Rate in Iceland averaged 2.45 percent from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8.90 percent in November of 2010 and a record low of 0.10 percent in August of 1972.

Unemployment Rate in Iceland is expected to be 3.50 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 2.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Iceland Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-23 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.7% 3.5% 2.8%
2018-09-27 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 2.7% 3.7% 3.6%
2018-10-25 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 1.7% 2.6% 3.8%
2018-11-22 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 1.7% 2.2%


Iceland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 1.70 2.60 8.90 0.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 201300.00 198900.00 201300.00 136600.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 3600.00 5400.00 16200.00 100.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 81.60 81.70 85.60 77.50 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.30 0.50 1.70 0.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.00 13.50 21.10 3.10 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 133.00 159.00 1912.00 71.00 [+]
Wages 615000.00 555000.00 615000.00 380000.00 ISK/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.30 3.50 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 36.60 44.10 47.50 28.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 150.00 139.40 150.00 97.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 80.20 79.50 84.20 73.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.70 2.60 8.90 0.10 1970 - 2018 percent Monthly
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Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18
Japan 2.30 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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