The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Iceland fell to 2.9 percent in March of 2019 from 3.3 percent in February. The number of unemployed persons declined by 600 to 6,200 while employment went up by 3,900 to 203,900 and the number of people in the labour force rose by 3,200 to 210,000. The activity rate increased to 82.7 percent from 80.8 percent in February and the employment rate advanced to 80.2 percent from 78.1 percent. A year ago, the unemployment rate was lower at 2.4 percent. Unemployment Rate in Iceland averaged 2.45 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 3.20 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 2.60 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
2019-01-24 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 1.7% 3.5% 3.50%
2019-02-21 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 2.7% 1.7% 3.20%
2019-03-28 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.3% 2.8% 2.4%
2019-04-26 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.3% 3%
2019-05-23 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 2.9% 3.4%
2019-06-27 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 2.2%
2019-07-25 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.2%


Iceland Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 2.90 3.30 9.10 0.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 203900.00 200000.00 203900.00 136600.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6200.00 6800.00 16700.00 100.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 82.70 80.80 84.90 77.70 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.30 0.50 1.70 0.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 7.70 8.70 21.30 3.10 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 185.00 149.00 1912.00 47.00 [+]
Wages 652000.00 613000.00 652000.00 380000.00 ISK/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.50 2.60 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 44.60 36.30 47.50 28.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 144.40 155.20 155.20 97.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 80.20 78.10 83.10 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 May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.90 3.30 9.10 0.10 1970 - 2019 percent Monthly
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