Wednesday, Iceland's Directorate of Labor said in a report that the jobless rate stood at 9.1% in April, up from 8.9% in March.

There were 14 814 unemployed in April, while young unemployed totaled 3,588. However, the number of open vacancies increased 67 to 687 in April.

The jobless rate is expected to come in between 8.8% to 9.3% in May, the agency said.

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