Iceland Unemployment Rate  1970-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Iceland rose to 3.9 percent in January 2018 from 3.3 percent in the previous month. It was the highest value since April 2016. The number of unemployed increased to 8,300 from 6,700 in December 2017. On the other hand, the number of employed went up by 3,100 to 201,200 and the activity rate rose to 83.4 percent from 82.9 percent in the previous month. Unemployment Rate in Iceland averaged 2.45 percent from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9.20 percent in May of 2010 and a record low of 0.10 percent in August of 1972.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-03 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 2.5% 3.5% 3.2%
2018-01-25 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 2.1% 2.8%
2018-02-22 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.3% 3%
2018-03-22 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.9% 3.5%
2018-04-26 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.6%
2018-05-24 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.6%


Iceland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.30 9.20 0.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 201200.00 198100.00 201200.00 136600.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 8300.00 6700.00 16800.00 100.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 83.00 80.90 84.90 78.80 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.50 0.60 1.70 0.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.00 8.60 21.60 2.80 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 122.00 71.00 1912.00 71.00 [+]
Wages 615000.00 555000.00 615000.00 380000.00 ISK/Month [+]
Wage Growth 5.30 5.20 11.60 -9.40 percent [+]
Population 0.34 0.33 0.34 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 39.00 37.70 47.50 28.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 145.20 148.30 148.30 97.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 80.10 80.20 83.50 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.90 3.30 9.20 0.10 1970 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.55 Dec/17
Brazil 11.80 Dec/17
Italy 10.80 Dec/17
Turkey 10.30 Nov/17
France 8.90 Dec/17
Euro Area 8.70 Dec/17
Canada 5.90 Jan/18
Australia 5.50 Jan/18
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Russia 5.20 Jan/18
United Kingdom 4.40 Dec/17
Netherlands 4.20 Jan/18
United States 4.10 Jan/18
China 3.90 Dec/17
Germany 3.60 Dec/17
South Korea 3.60 Jan/18
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.30 Jan/18
Mexico 3.10 Dec/17
Japan 2.80 Dec/17


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