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Social indicators: Material deprivation 2014

Social indicators: Material deprivation 2014 The proportion of people living in materially deprived households fell between 2013 and 2014, from 6,5% to 5,5%. In 2013 the material deprivation rate in Iceland was the fifth lowest in Europe. The proportion of disabled and long-term ill stands out as having a high rate of material deprivation, or 23% in 2014, although the unemployed are also well above average with 12,5%.
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23 July 2015

Unemployment was 2.9% in June

According to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey the number of persons in the labour force in June 2015 was 202,200. Of those in the labour force 196,400 persons were employed and 5,800 persons were unemployed. The activity rate was 86.6%, the employment rate was 84.1% and the unemployment rate was 2.9%.More
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