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Iceland - IS00

EU regions: ÍSLAND > ÍSLAND > Iceland

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unemployment rate20205.7
employment rate202080.3
number of inhabitants2020364 134
population density20193.6
life long learning participation202020.3
old-age dependency ratio202021.6
gender gap in employment rate202094.19

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From wikipedia:

Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland; [ˈistlant] (listen)) is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude almost entirely outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

According to the ancient manuscript Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, emigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls (i.e., slaves or serfs) of Gaelic origin.

The island was governed as an independent commonwealth under the Althing, one of the world's oldest functioning legislative assemblies. Following a period of civil strife, Iceland acceded to Norwegian rule in the 13th century.

other: ÍSLAND, Iceland

subregions: Capital Region, Landsbyggð


Current statistics

March 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 234942, of which 89361 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.6 % (3.3 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.8 % (12.7 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.0 % (13.1 %), Kežmarok 20.4 % (10.4 %), Rožňava 18.2 % (10.2 %), Vranov nad Topľou 17.8 % (9.1 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 4.2 %, Bratislava I 4.3 %, Ilava 4.6 %, Trenčín 4.6 %, Hlohovec 4.6 %