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The tax burden in Iceland increased by 2.8 percentage points from 35.9% to 38.7% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015?
Iceland has steadily recovered from the financial crisis. Key challenges to ensuring sustained growth and high levels of wellbeing include consolidating macroeconomic stability, locking in progress in fiscal policy and lifting productivity growth.
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Labour market conditions in Iceland further improved during the last year. In March 2015 the harmonised unemployment rate stood at 4.2% of the labour force, 1 percentage point lower than a year earlier.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Iceland is ranked 22nd among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 33.5% in 2014, compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Iceland.