Last month, the unemployment rate in the West Fjords was 3.8 percent. That means that 129 people were without work, 84 men and 45 women, according to Bæjarins Bestu news web site in the town of Ísafjörður.Ísafjörður. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Since December, the number of unemployed individuals has risen by 23, or 0,8 percent.
Unemployment has gone down by 0,4 percent compared to the same month last year when 147 people were unemployed on average.
Out of the 147 individuals, 93 were unemployed in Ísafjörður, 13 in Bolungarvík, and 10 in Vesturbyggð. Seven are unemployed in the Strandir region, five in Súðavík, four in Tálknafjörður, three in Kaldraneshreppur, two in Árneshreppur and in Reykhólar.
Presently, seven jobs are advertised in the West Fjords.
In January, the unemployment rate in Iceland was 7.2 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percent from December last year.