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Unemployment in Israel drops below 10% for first time since pandemic

If unemployment drops below 10%, benefits will be reduced by 10% – and if the rate drops below 7.5%, the program will be canceled completely.


Coronavirus: Haredi, Arab cities had high unemployment during lockdown

The resort city of Eilat suffered from the highest unemployment rates in Israel during the third lockdown.

Finance Ministry reports moderate recovery in job market

Before the second lockdown, 17% of those on unpaid leave reported in August that they are expecting to return to their jobs. In October, that number dropped to 13%.

Coronavirus severely impacts employees with disabilities, survey suggests

The unemployment rate among employees with disabilities was 41% in February before the corona outbreak, and has since increased to 62% in October, according to the survey.


COVID-19 grants for people ages 67+, Zoom precautions, tax treaty rules

Laid off employees ages 67 and above and company owners are not entitled to unemployment pay under the coronavirus emergency regulations. But they may perhaps qualify for an “adaptation grant”


How can Israel flatten its unemployment curve?

Employees at dozens of branches of the Israeli Employment Service have churned their way through over 900,000 new applications since the start of March, as the unemployment rate has exceeded 25%

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.

Employees of Partner, an Israeli communication firm, work at their desks at Partner's headquaters in

Despite declining income inequality, Israeli productivity lags behind

Between 2012 and 2017, the net income of households in lowest and middle quintiles increased at an average annual rate of 4%, compared to 2.6% among highest-quintile households.

Azrieli Center

Unemployment rate rose to 4.2% in July

This is the first time since November 2017 that the rate increased.

The United Nations GA filled with Israeli flags

Need a scapegoat? Just blame ‘the UN’

There is no “UN” campaign against Israel. It’s a campaign of member states.

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