27 May 2015

Unemployment was 5.5% in April

According to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey the number of persons in the labour force in April 2015 was 191,600. Of those in the labour force 181,000 persons were employed and 10,600 persons were unemployed. The activity rate was 82.3%, the employment rate was 77.8% and the unemployment rate was 5.5%.More
26 May 2015

49.6% public and private limited companies are less than 7 years old when they are declared insolvent

For the first time, Statistics Iceland is publishing data on the age distribution of insolvent public and private legal units, from 1998 onwards. For the period 1998-2014, 49.6% of insolvent legal units are less than 7 years old, and 34.3% are 7-12 years old. Only 16% of legal units are 13 years or older when they are declared insolventMore
22 May 2015

The wage index in April 2015 is 0.2% higher than in the previous month

The wage index in April 2015 is 503.2 points, 0.2% higher than in the previous month. In the last twelve months the monthly wage index has risen by 5.2%. More
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Fáðu áminningu í pósti28.5.2015
Consumer price index in May 2015
Fáðu áminningu í pósti29.5.2015
Hatching of poultry chicks in April 2015
Fáðu áminningu í pósti29.5.2015
Producer price index in April 2015

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Unemployment by months
2013-2015, %

5.5% April 2015


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

1.4% inflation, April 2015

Balance of trade

Balance of trade 2013-2015 (billion ISK)

At current prices

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 - April  427.0
Wage index, April  503.2
BCI - for June  123.2
PPI - March 224.3
Fish catches, April t. 75,046, March MISK 8,301
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