israel unemployment

Sperm donation rates skyrocket in Israel amid coronavirus crisis

Private sperm banks saw an increase in donation 15-30%, while public banks in hospitals saw a jump in donations of between 100-300%.

Histadrut labor federation chairman Arnon Bar-David
Histadrut head calls to extend unemployment benefits eligibility

The eligibility period for thousands of young workers is currently scheduled to expire at the end of June.

Allies of the Machane Yehuda market stand empty due to coronavirus
69% of unemployed Israelis remain out of work

A total of 1.06 million applications for unemployment assistance from the National Insurance Institute were submitted immediately prior to and during the coronavirus outbreak

Histadrut labor federation chairman Arnon Bar-David
Hundreds of thousands will not receive unemployment benefits for June

The Finance Ministry prefers encouraging employment, rather than paying the unemployed. Chairman of the Histadrut stated that a solution must be found: "people need an income."

Fox found on second floor window of national insurance offices

"He probably came to fill out unemployment forms and didn't want to stand in line."

Unemployment response 'greatly harming' business recovery

'If some businesses could renew operations now, they cannot do so fully because Israel was in a rush to send all the workers on unpaid leave'

A man walks in an alley inside Jerusalem's Old CIty as shops are closed amid coronavirus restriction
Israeli unemployment exceeds one million: 24.4% of workforce

"Unfortunately, our forecasts materialized - we reached one million jobseekers in March alone."

A woman uses an ATM at a branch of Israel Discount Bank in Tel Aviv, Israel
New unemployment benefit claimants continue to soar

After the Employment Service website crashed due to the high level of traffic, the government body said it had expanded its server capacity to handle increased demand.

Olim attend an employment fair especially for their community.
Olim struggle to find work as immigrant employment fair kicks off

Over 1,000 olim attended an employment fair organized by the Immigration and Absorption Ministry.

Ultra-Orthodox moving to periphery, presaging increased societal tension

Regev noted that the faster a haredi community moves in to a city, the greater potential for societal tensions, because the original, non-haredi population has less time to adjust to the new reality.

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