Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Part-Time Unemployment Benefits Extended

News Tagged with “Economy”

Numerous Cruise Ships Arrivals Canceled

28 Apr 2020 The number of cancellations of cruise ship arrivals in Icelandic harbors keeps increasing, since no one knows when cruise ships will resume sailing.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Minister of Transport and Local Government Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, at yesterday's press conference.

Second Economic Stimulus Package Introduced

22 Apr 2020 The Icelandic government introduced the second phase of its economic measures yesterday, intended to limit the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unemployment Rate Soars in Iceland

21 Apr 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, the unemployment rate in Iceland has soared.

Several Small Hotels for Sale

17 Apr 2020 About a dozen small hotels or hotel apartments are for sale in downtown Reykjavík

From Keflavík International Airport.

Only 99 Passengers at KEF Airport over Easter

16 Apr 2020 Over the Easter weekend, 99 passengers went through Keflavík International Airport, compared with more than 84,000 during the same weekend last year.

There is not much traffic in Reykjavík these days.

Icelandic Travel Industry in Serious Trouble

7 Apr 2020 Half of all companies in the Icelandic travel industry are in danger of going out of business if not enough is done to save them.

From the offices of the Directorate of Labor.

Up to 13 Percent Unemployment Rate Forecast for April

1 Apr 2020 The Directorate of Labor estimates that reported unemployment in Iceland was 7.5-8 percent in March, could reach 12-13 percent in April, and 11-12 percent in May.

From Gullfoss waterfall.

Icelandic Travel Industry Could Lose ISK 260 Billion

31 Mar 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic could cost the Icelandic travel industry as much as ISK 260 billion.

The Blue Lagoon.

Blue Lagoon Lays off 164 People

27 Mar 2020 A total of 164 employees were laid off at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland yesterday.

The Icelandic Industry Building.

Wheels of Icelandic Industry Turn Slowly

24 Mar 2020 As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, every industry in Iceland is experiencing a slowdown.

From the press conference Saturday. From left: Minister of Transport and Local Government Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, and Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson.

Sweeping Economic Measures in Response to Pandemic

23 Mar 2020 The Icelandic government announced sweeping economic measures Saturday, intended to limit the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic Impact of COVID-19 Likely to Be Short-Term

26 Feb 2020 Ásgeir Jónsson, governor of the Central Bank of Iceland, states that the economic effect of the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, is mainly due to measures taken to contain the epidemic.

Foreign Citizens Are 23 Percent of Labor Force

16 Feb 2020 Foreign citizens are about 23 percent of the labor force in Iceland

Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson.

Wants to Sell Íslandsbanki and Build Infrastructure

5 Feb 2020 “Now that the economy is slowing down, an obvious choice is to release the state’s ownership of financial firms and use the proceeds from that to invest in infrastructure.”

Iceland 18th on Human Freedom Index

7 Jan 2020 Iceland ranks 18th on the 2019 Human Freedom Index of the Fraser Institute.


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