The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel came in at 4.8 percent in December of 2020, the same as in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since August, as the number of unemployed fell by just 1.4 thousand to 192.4 thousand while the number of employed decreased by 32.5 thousand to 3.846 million. The labour force participation rate edged down to 60.5 percent from 61.1 percent in November and the employment rate also declined to 57.6 percent from 58.2 percent. Meanwhile, the implementation of a third nationwide lockdown in December 2020 is likely to continue hurting the labour market in the next few months. source: Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel

Unemployment Rate in Israel averaged 6.47 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 11.40 percent in March of 1992 and a record low of 3.40 percent in February of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - Israel Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Israel Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Israel is expected to be 4.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Israel to stand at 4.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Israel Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Israel Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.80 4.80 11.40 3.40 1992 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-29 11:00 AM Sep 4.7% 4.9% 5.1%
2020-11-23 11:00 AM Oct 4.7% 4.6% 4.8%
2020-12-28 11:00 AM Nov 4.8% 4.7% 4.9%
2021-01-31 11:00 AM Dec 4.8% 4.8% 4.9%
2021-02-22 11:00 AM Jan 4.8% 4.9%
2021-03-25 11:00 AM Feb
2021-04-26 10:00 AM Mar
2021-05-24 10:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Israel Jobless Rate Steady at 3-Month High of 4.8%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel came in at 4.8 percent in December of 2020, the same as in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since August, as the number of unemployed fell by just 1.4 thousand to 192.4 thousand while the number of employed decreased by 32.5 thousand to 3.846 million. The labour force participation rate edged down to 60.5 percent from 61.1 percent in November and the employment rate also declined to 57.6 percent from 58.2 percent. Meanwhile, the implementation of a third nationwide lockdown in December 2020 is likely to continue hurting the labour market in the next few months.
2021-01-31
Israel Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.8% in November
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel rose to 4.8 percent in November 2020 from 4.7 percent in the previous month, as the number of unemployed people increased by 2.6 thousand to 194.5 thousand. Meanwhile, the number of employed dropped by 12 thousand to 3.888 million. The jobless rate remained well above 3.6 percent recorded in February, before the pandemic impact began to be felt.
2020-12-28
Israel Jobless Rate Rises to 4.7% in October
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel rose to 4.7 percent in October of 2020 from a downwardly revised 4.6 percent in the previous month, amid the pandemic crisis. The number of unemployed persons increased by 3.4 thousand to 193.1 thousand while employed persons went up by 11 thousand to 3.906 million. The jobless rate remains well above 3.6 percent in February, before the pandemic impact began to be felt.
2020-11-23
Israel Jobless Rate Falls from 4-1/2-Year
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel fell to 4.7 percent in September of 2020 from 4.9 percent in the previous month which was the highest jobless rate since April of 2016. The labour force participation rate edged down to 61.4 percent from 61.8 percent and the employment rate also declined to 58.5 percent from 58.8 percent. The jobless rate remains well above 3.3 percent in February, before the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-10-29

Israel Unemployment Rate
In Israel, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.