Number of employees 2008 - January, 2020
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Information

Unit
Number, percent change
Contact
Sigrún Halldórsdóttir
Latest update
4/14/2020
Reference time
January, 2008 - January, 2020
Source
Based on PAYE data
Matrix
FYR01203
Footnotes

Footnotes

This table is no longer updated. Statistics on persons employed, i.e. employees and own-account workers, can be found at the following URL:
https://statice.is/statistics/society/labour-market/
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Employees are classified by the main economic activity of their employer, according to ÍSAT2008 the Icelandic version of NACE rev. 2. Numbers can change retrospectively because of revised classification of companies. Numbers can also change if employers send information late. For more information, please refer to the metadata
Activity
Passenger air transport (NACE no. 511)
Beginning with the publication in August 2018, employees in '52.23 Service activities incidental to air transportation' are included in this category if employed by enterprices in passenger air transportation.
Month
2019M04
In accordance with a recent collective bargaining agreement, many employees got their 'summer bonus' in April instead of May or June. Some former employees and employees on maternity leave are entitled to the summer bonus and thus the number of employees is overestimated in months where such payments take place. If these bonuses are paid out the same month every year then they have little impact on the year-to-year change in the number of employees. However, in 2019 the year-to-year change in number of employees is overestimated in April and underestimated in May.
2019M05
In accordance with a recent collective bargaining agreement, many employees got their 'summer bonus' in April instead of May or June. Some former employees and employees on maternity leave are entitled to the summer bonus and thus the number of employees is overestimated in months where such payments take place. If these bonuses are paid out the same month every year then they have little impact on the year-to-year change in the number of employees. However, in 2019 the year-to-year change in number of employees is overestimated in April and underestimated in May.
2019M07
Some groups of employees in the public sector got a one-off payment in July 2019. Some former employees and employees on maternity leave were entitled this payment and thus the number of employees in the public sector is overestimated in July 2019.