According to recent figures from the Directorate of Labour (DoL), registered unemployment weighed in at 3.4% in December, around the same as in November, when it measured 3.3%. The DoL also revised June through October 2022 figures upwards, as unemployment proved higher in those months than was indicated in previously published figures.
Unemployment rose all over the country in December, except in Northwest Iceland, where it fell by 0.2%. As before, it is highest on the Suðurnes peninsula, at 6%, and second-highest in greater Reykjavík, at 3.5%. It is lowest in Northwest Iceland, or 1.1%.