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The labour market in March 2011

The unemployment in March 2011 was 8,6% or in average 13.757, which is slightly down from 13.772 in February 2011 and down from 9,3% in March 2010.


Unemployment by gender:
Unemployment by men was 9,2% or down from 9,1% in February 2011 and down from 10,2% in March 2010. Unemployment by women was 7,8% or the same as in February 2011 but down from 8,1% in March 2010.

Unemployment by age:
There were 2.741 young (16-24 years ) unemployed in March 2011 or up from 2.722 in February 2011 but down from 3.147 in March 2010.

Unemployment by length:
There were 8.189 unemployed for a period over 6 months in March 2011 up from 7.662 in February 2011. Those unemployed over 1 year were 4.837 or up from 4.820 in February 2011.

Open vacancies:
There were 217 open vacancies in the end of March 2011 or up from 198 in the end of February 2011.

Granted work permits:
There were 25 new work permits issued in March 2011 or up from 20 in February 2011.

The unemployment forecast for April 2011:
It is expected that the unemployment in April 2011 will be less than in March 2011 and be between 8,1% and 8,5%.

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7. May 2015

Ertu a­ flytja til Noregs, Danmerkur e­a SvÝ■jˇ­ar ?

Norræna félagið í samstarfi við Halló Norðurlönd og EURES - evrópska vinnumiðlun standa fyrir upplýsingafundum um flutning til Noregs, Svíþjóðar og Danmerkur.

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EURES evrópsk vinnumiðlun í Noregi í samstarfi við EURES á Íslandi stendur fyrir starfakynningu mánudaginn 23. mars 2015 frá kl. 15:00 - 20:00 í fundarsal á jarðhæð Centerhotel Plaza við Aðalstræti 4.


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