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The labour market in April 2009

Unemployment by gender
There were 9.601 men unemployed in April 2009 or 10,4% and 7,4% or 5.213 women. Unemployment increased by 1,5% for men and 2,5% for women.

Unemployment by age
There were 3.588 unemployed young 16-24 years in April 2009 or about 21% of all young unemployed. In March 2009 there were 3.631 young without job.

Long term unemployed
There were 3.269 without job over 6 months in April 2009 or about 20% of all unemployed but 1.749 in March 2009.

Open vacancies
The number of open vacancies were 687 in April 2009 increased by by 67 from March 2009.

Granted work permits and registration of citizens from the new member states
There were 18 new work permits permitted in April 2009, but 10 in March 2009. The number of new registrations (from the new EU 8 countries) were 7 in April compared to 15 in March 2009.

The unemployment forecast for May 2009
It is predicted that the unemployment will not change radically in May 2009 and be between 8,8%-9,3%.

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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.

16. March 2015

Hefur ■˙ ßhuga ß a­ starfa Ý Noregi ?

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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A specific proviso must be made in the evaluation of the unemployment rate, for example, about 20% included in the number of these figures are receiving part-time benefits.

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EURES helps German jobseekers find new opportunities in the Swiss countryside

Many vacancies in the tourism sector go unfulfilled each year ľ hence a new cooperation allowing German jobseekers to meet potential employers, with the help of EURES.
Text last edited on: 12/2010

EURES Estonia - forming partnerships to protect the rights of jobseekers

EURES Estonia and NGO MT▄ Living for Tomorrow have partnered up to protect mobile jobseekers against fraudulent and abusive employers.
Text last edited on: 11/2010

How language learning can lead to new opportunities

An ongoing cooperation between EURES in the Swedish-speaking ┼land Islands and a Germany-based language school is allowing skilled, unemployed German jobseekers to gain practical experience in a beautiful location.
Text last edited on: 11/2010

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