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Social indicators: Children and poverty

Social indicators: Children and poverty In 2013 the At-risk-of-poverty rate was higher for children ages 0-17 than for the population as a whole, or 12.2% compared to 9.3%. That same year 8.3% of children lived in materially deprived households. Both the At-risk-of-poverty and material deprivations rates were at similar levels in 2010-2013 as in 2004-2007. In 2012 Iceland had the second lowest At-risk-of-poverty rate and the seventh lowest material deprivation rate among 0-17 year olds in Europe.
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26 November 2014

Unemployment was 5% in October

According to the Icelandic Labour Force Survey the number of persons in the labour force in October 2014 was 189,300. Of those in the labour force 179,800 persons were employed and 9,500 persons were unemployed. The activity rate was 81.9%, the employment rate was 77.8% and the unemployment rate was 4%. More
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