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The labour market in August 2009

The unemployment in August 2009 was 7,7% or down from 8% in July 2009. There were 13.387 unemployed in August 2009 or down with 369 from July 2009.

Unemployment by gender
There were 7.743 men without job in August 2009 or down with 285 from July 2009. The unemployment by men was 7,9% but 8,2% in July 2009. The unemployment of women was 5.644 or 7,5% down with 84 from 7,6% in July 2009.

Unemployment by age
There were 2.643, 16-24 years without a job in August 2009 or down from 2.934 in July 2009, which is about 18% of all unemployed in August 2009.

Long-term unemployed
There were 7.457 without a job for a period over 6 months in August 2009 or up from 7.184 in July 2009, which is about 52% of all unemployed in August 2009.

Open vacancies
The number of open vacancies were 495 in August 2009, down from 1.005 in July 2005, mainly due to the end of temporary jobs and updates of open vacancies.

Grantes work permits
There were 7 new work permits in August 2009 or down from 35 in July 2009.

The unemployment forecast for September 2009
It is predicted that the unemployment will decrease in September 2009 and be between 7,3%-7,8%

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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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