Iceland -New figures on employment -November 1, 2012

The Statistics Iceland office has come up with 3rd quarter figures on employment. The strengthening of the labour market during the first half of 2012, slackened somewhat during the third quarter. The unemployment rate in the capital region of Reykjavik was 5.5% and 4.1% in other regions. The average number of working hours of those who were working in the reference week was 40.8 hours, 45.2 hours for those in full-time employment and 24.1 hours for those in part-time employment.



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