24 April 2015

Unemployment was 4% in March

According to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey the number of persons in the labour force in March 2015 was 190,100. Of those in the labour force 182,400 persons were employed and 7,700 persons were unemployed. The activity rate was 82%, the employment rate was 78.6% and the unemployment rate was 4%.More
24 April 2015

Labour Cost Survey 2012

In 2012, the highest labour cost for all economic activities (excluding agriculture and public administration) in Europe was in Norway, EUR 57.1 per paid hour. The labour cost was lowest in Bulgaria, EUR 3.4.More
22 April 2015

Monthly wages index in March 2015

The wage index in March 2015 is 502.1 points, 0.3% higher than in the previous month. In the last twelve months the monthly wage index has risen by 5.6%. The real wage index in March 2015 is 120.4 points, 0.8% lower than in the previous month. In the last twelve months the real wage index has increased by 4.0%. More
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Fáðu áminningu í pósti28.4.2015
New registrations and insolvencies in March 2015
Fáðu áminningu í pósti29.4.2015
Economic forecast, spring 2015
Fáðu áminningu í pósti29.4.2015
Consumer price index in April 2015

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Unemployment by months
2013-2015, %

4.0% March 2015

Balance of trade

Balance of trade 2013-2015 (billion ISK)

At current prices


Inflation 2012-2015 (Consumer price index, annualized rates,
12 months, %)

1.6% inflation, March 2015

Economic growth

Economic growth 2012-2014 (GDP, volume change on previous year)

Key figures

Key Figures

Population 1. Jan 2015

Economic growth 2014 1.9
GDP 2014 MISK 1,993,336
CPI - March  426.4
Wage index, March  502.1
BCI - for May  123.2
PPI - February 219.0
Fish catches, March t. 191,873, Feb. MISK -13,735
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