Unemployment in Iceland Unchanged

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Unemployment in Iceland Unchanged

By Zoë Robert
fishermen at work

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

A total of 10,500 people out of 181,900 in the labor force in Iceland were unemployed and in active job search during the first three months of this year. The unemployment rate measured 5 percent among women and 6.5 among men, which is similar to the first quarter of 2013, according to Statistics Iceland

Around 1,700 people or 0.9 percent of the workforce were registered as being unemployed long-term (12 months or longer) during the first three months of this year compared to 1.4 percent during the same period last year.

The number of employed people totaled 171,400.

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