Icelanders Least Likely To Call In Sick - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelanders Least Likely To Call In Sick

Published November 19, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Only 1.7% of employed Icelanders were off sick for more than one week in 2013, the lowest rate of absenteeism in the Nordic Countries.

According to the Nordic Council, rates of absence due to illness was highest among Norwegians with 3.5% of employed people ill for over a week. Norway was followed by Finland with 2.6% then Sweden and Denmark.

Generally the rate of absence due to illness was higher among women than men but overall Icelandic women had the lowest rate of absenteeism compared to their Nordic counterparts.

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