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The labour market in August 2011

The unemployment in August 2011 was 6,7% or in average 11.294 or 129 fewer than in July 2011 with 6,6%.  Due to seasonal adjustment in labour supply of labour the percentage increased by 0,1 percent point.

Unemployment by gender:
Unemployment by men was 6,5% in August 2011 or the same as in July 2011 but down from 7,3% in August 2010.  Unemployment by women was 7% in August or up from 6,8% in July 2011 and down from 7,4% in August 2010. 

Unemployment by age:
There were 1.858 young persons (16-24 years) unemployed in August 2011 or down from 1.930 in July 2011 and down from 2.012 in August 2010.

Unemployment by length:
There were 4.645 unemployed over 1 year in August 2011 or up from 4.554 i July 2011.

 Open vacancies:
There were 448 open vacancies in the end of August 2011 or up from 296 in July 2011.

Granted work permits:
There were 36 new work permits issued in August 2011 or up from 25 in July 2011.

The unemployment forecast for September 2011:
It is predicted that the unemployment i September will not change considerable and be between 6,5%-6,8%.

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7. May 2015

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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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