Unemployment Rate in Iceland Keeps Rising

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Roadwork in Grindavík, on the Reykjanes peninsula.

Shocking Unemployment Rates in Parts of Iceland

14 Oct 2020 The unemployment rate in Suðurnes, Southwest Iceland, has reached new heights.

From the US naval base, Keflavík.

Left-Greens Reject NATO Project in Helguvík Harbor

14 May 2020 The Left-Green Movement has rejected major NATO projects on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports.

Icelandair Wants to Increase Utilization of Crews

12 May 2020 During ongoing wage negotiations with pilots and flight attendants, Icelandair’s focus is on increasing the utilization of its flight crews by 30 to 40 percent.

Mass Layoffs in Icelandic Travel Industry

30 Apr 2020 Iceland’s Directorate of Labor was notified of the layoffs of more than 700 people at 15 companies yesterday.

Icelandair Lays Off More than 2,000 People

29 Apr 2020 Yesterday, Icelandair announced the layoffs of more than 2,000 out of its 3,400 employees by the end of the month.

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Part-Time Unemployment Benefits Extended

28 Apr 2020 The Icelandic government has just announced the next phase of its stimulus package at a press conference.

Major Layoffs Expected at Icelandair

27 Apr 2020 Icelandair is planning to lay off numerous employees by the end of this month.

Unemployment Rate Soars in Iceland

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

Arion Bank Lays Off 100 Employees

27 Sep 2019 One hundred people lost their job at Arion Bank in Iceland yesterday.

From left: Árni Harðarson, assistant director of Alvogen and board member of Alvotech, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, minister of tourism, industry and innovation , Sigurður Hannesson, CEO of the Federation of Icelandic Industries, and Pétur Óskarsson, director of Promote Iceland.

Website to Attract Foreign Experts

5 Sep 2019 A new website, meant to facilitate the relocation process for foreign experts wishing to work in Iceland, was launched Tuesday.

Quarter of Reykjanesbær Population from Abroad

4 Aug 2019 The ratio of foreign citizens residing in Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, is the highest it’s ever been, or about 26 percent.

WOW Pilots Seek Jobs Abroad

9 Apr 2019 Pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians, who worked for the bankrupt Icelandic airline WOW, are actively searching for jobs, mainly abroad.

Sandrius Ungurys from Lithuania says most of his countrymen feel betrayed upon arrival in Iceland.

News programme on conditions for foreign workers in Iceland sparks outrage

3 Oct 2018 News programme Kveikur on national television RÚV last night investigated the working situations of foreign workers in Iceland. Currently there are 30 thousand foreign employees in Iceland, a greater number than ever before.

Unemployment in Iceland is 2%.

Least unemployment in Iceland of all OECD countries

13 Sep 2017 According to new figures, unemployment in Iceland is 2%, which is the lowest figure for unemployment of all the OECD counries. Two countries have under 3% unemployment, the Czech Republic (2.9%) and Japan (2.8%).


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