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09 Oct
09 Oct 2019

Number of employees in August 2019

During the 12-month period from September 2018 to August 2019, the average total number of employers in Iceland was 18,505 and the average number of employees was 194,400. This is an increase of 265 (1.5%) employers and 1,400 (0.7%) employees compared with the period from September 2017 to August 2018.

08 Oct
08 Oct 2019

Liabilities and assets in 2018

There was an increase in net worth for all family types from 2017 to 2018. Net worth for individuals increased by 15.6%, married couples without children by 13.8%, married couples with children by 19% and single parents by 25.3%.

07 Oct
07 Oct 2019

4,500 vacancies in the third quarter of 2019

Approximately 4,500 jobs were estimated to be vacant on the Icelandic labour market in the third quarter of 2019, according to the results of Statistics Iceland’s Job Vacancy Survey. In the same quarter, a total of 237,000 jobs were estimated to be manned. The job vacancy rate was therefore approximately 1.9%.

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Release calendar

  • 16 October 2019 Fish catch in September 2019
  • 17 October 2019 Harmonized indices of consumer prices in September 2019
  • 18 October 2019 Children and staff in pre-primary schools 2018
  • 18 October 2019 Tourism short-term indicators in October
  • 21 October 2019 Building cost index for November 2019
  • 23 October 2019 Monthly wages index in September 2019 and related indices
  • 24 October 2019 The labour market in September 2019
  • 25 October 2019 New registrations and insolvencies of limited liability companies in September 2019
  • 28 October 2019 Consumer price index in October 2019