Israel Unemployment Rate  1992-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Israel increased to 4.5 percent in May of 2017 from 4.4 percent in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since November of 2016, as the number of unemployed persons went up by 3.1 thousand to 178.3 thousand and the number of employed rose by 8 thousand to 3,812.7 thousand. The labor force participation rate remained unchanged at 64.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Israel averaged 7.20 percent from 1992 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.40 percent in March of 1992 and a record low of 4.30 percent in December of 2016.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-30 10:00 AM Mar 4.2% 4.3% 4.4%
2017-05-22 10:50 AM Apr 4.4% 4.3% 4.2%
2017-06-22 10:20 AM May 4.5% 4.4% 4.5%
2017-07-28 10:10 AM Jun 4.5% 4.5%
2017-08-22 10:05 AM Jul 4.6%
2017-09-22 10:10 AM Aug 4.6%




Israel Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.40 11.40 4.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3789.36 3765.90 3789.36 1537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 165.91 181.61 305.40 126.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 104194.00 101729.00 109198.00 36223.00 [+]
Wages 10108.00 10125.20 10125.20 7186.00 ILS/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 121.20 109.90 137.00 96.00 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 5000.00 4825.00 5000.00 2348.88 ILS/Month [+]
Population 8.63 8.46 8.63 2.11 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.00 62.66 63.00 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 68.00 67.66 68.00 67.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.10 64.10 64.70 62.10 percent [+]
Employment Rate 61.20 61.20 61.70 58.40 percent [+]


Israel Unemployment Rate Notes

In Israel, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.50 4.40 11.40 4.30 1992 - 2017 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.60 Apr/17
Turkey 11.70 Mar/17
Italy 11.10 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 Apr/17
Canada 6.60 May/17
Australia 5.50 May/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.20 May/17
Netherlands 5.10 May/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Apr/17
United States 4.30 May/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Apr/17
Mexico 3.60 May/17
South Korea 3.60 May/17
Switzerland 3.10 May/17
Japan 2.80 Apr/17