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24 Jun
24 Jun 2021

Unemployment rate decreased by 2.8 percentage points between months

According to seasonally adjusted figures from the Icelandic Labour Force Survey, 11,900 individuals were unemployed in May 2021, or 5.8% of the labour force. The seasonally adjusted activity rate was 77.9% and the seasonally adjusted employment rate 72.2%.

23 Jun
23 Jun 2021

The wage index increased by 0.4% in May

The monthly wage index increased by 0.4% in May 2021 from the previous month. In the last twelve months the monthly wage index has risen by 7.5%.

23 Jun
23 Jun 2021

Tourism short-term indicators in June

Register based employment in the tourism industries in Iceland was 14,200 in April 2021, a decrease of 33% compared with April 2020. In the 12-month period from May 2020 to April 2021, an average of 17,700 people worked in the tourism industry, compared with just over 29,000 in the previous 12-month period.

23 Jun
23 Jun 2021

GDP per capita in Iceland 25% above the EU average

GDP per capita in Iceland was 25% above the EU average in 2020 (EU-27, def. 2020). Actual individual consumption per capita in Iceland was 24% above the EU average. Price level index of food and non-alcoholic beverages in Iceland was 29% above the EU average in 2020. Figures have been updated.

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Release calendar

  • 25 June 2021 Insolvencies and prior activity of enterprises in May 2021
  • 25 June 2021 Nuclear families 1 January 2021
  • 25 June 2021 Import of fertilizer 2020
  • 28 June 2021 Landings of foreign vessels
  • 28 June 2021 Monthly balance of trade in goods and services for April 2021
  • 29 June 2021 Job vacancies, 2nd quarter 2021
  • 29 June 2021 Consumer price index in June 2021
  • 29 June 2021 Producer price index in May 2021
  • 30 June 2021 Overnight stays in May 2021