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The labour market in July 2010

The unemployment was 7,5% in July 2010 or 12.569 in average, that is down from 7,6% in June 2010 or 419 fewer than in June 2010 and 1.187 fewer than in July 2009 with 8% unemployment.

Unemployment by gender
Unemployment by men was 7,4% or down from 7,7% in June 2010 and 8,2% in July 2009. Unemployment by women was was 7,5% or up from 7,3% in June 2010 but down from 7,6% in July 2009.

Unemployment by age
There were 2.315 young (16-24 years) unemployed in July 2010 or down from 2.438 in June 2010 and down from 2.934 in July 2009.

Long-term unemployment
There were 8.332 unemployed over 6 months, which is up from 8.219 in June 2010. Those unemployed for a period over 1 year were 4.482 in July 2010 or down from 4.526 in June 2010.

Open vacancies
There were 387 open vacancies in July 2010 or up from 329 in June 2010.

Granted work permits
There were 39 new work permits issued in July 2010 or up from 14 in June 2010.

The unemployment forecast for August 2010
It is expected that the unemployment will decline in August 2010 and be between 7,1% and 7,5%.

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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.

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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