Like in other parts of the country, the economy in Northeast Iceland has been improving since 2009, however young women continue to have a difficult time finding suitable employment, RÚV reports.
According to Soffía Gísladóttir, director of Vinnumálastofnun in the Northeast, unemployment hovers around 3% in the region, but will decrease with the commencement of summer jobs. Seasonal jobs tend to favour men, however, so the unemployment rate for men will be around 3% while the unemployment rate for women will be 3.8%
While seasonal fluctuation in employment levels are unavoidable, Soffía wants to see more done to balance the labour market in small communities, where fishing and tourism creates jobs in the summer but unemployment increases again come autumn.
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