Close to Iceland's Keflavík International Airport lies a special bridge. It connects two continents, America to the west and Europe to the east, as it lies across the point where two tectonic plates are diverging. A few minutes southwards from the bridge is Gunnuhver, a hot spring area named after a ghost.
17.07.2013 | 11:40
Unemployment in Iceland Lowest since 2008
At 3.9 percent the unemployment rate in Iceland is the lowest since November 2008 and dropped 0.4 percent between May and June 2013.
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The latest figures from the Directorate of Labor show a 0.9 percent year-over-year decrease, ruv.is reports.
In related news, Landsbanki reports that sales with domestic credit and debit cards decreased by 2.3 percent, indicating a drop in the rate of consumption. Meanwhile, sales with foreign credit and debit cards increased by 12.4 percent.
Chair of the parliamentary budget committee, Vigdís Hauksdóttir, told RÚV this morning that the government is discussing cutting aid to developing countries by hundreds of millions of ISK and instead increasing spending on domestic healthcare.
The October-December issue of the print edition of Iceland Review is packed with interesting material, such as a travel feature on Flatey Island, interview with chair of Samtökin 78 – The National Queer Association Anna Pála Sverrisdóttir and a guide to spotting the northern lights accompanied by Páll Stefánsson’s photos. Click here to view a selection of pages from the current issue and here to subscribe.