The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel stood at 4 percent in September of 2018, the same as in the previous month. Among genders, the jobless rate was lower for woman (4 percent from 3.8 percent in August) than for men (4.1 percent, the same as in August). Meanwhile, the activity rate was unchanged at 64 percent, the same as in the prior month. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was higher at 4.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Israel averaged 6.88 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11.40 percent in March of 1992 and a record low of 3.70 percent in January of 2018.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-30 09:50 AM Unemployment Rate 4.2% 4% 3.9%
2018-10-11 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4% 4.1% 4.1%
2018-10-31 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4% 4% 4%
2018-11-29 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 4% 4%
2018-12-21 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 3.9%


Israel Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 4.00 11.40 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3917.23 3902.34 3917.23 1537.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 175.36 155.97 305.40 126.80 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 107376.00 105986.00 110856.00 10496.00 [+]
Wages 10523.14 10542.90 10542.90 7186.00 ILS/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 115.30 118.50 137.00 96.00 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 5300.00 5000.00 5300.00 2348.88 ILS/Month [+]
Population 8.81 8.63 8.81 2.11 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.33 63.00 63.33 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 68.33 68.00 68.33 67.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.00 64.00 64.70 62.10 percent [+]
Employment Rate 61.20 61.60 61.80 58.40 percent [+]


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. 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.00 4.00 11.40 3.70 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
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South Africa 27.50 Sep/18
Spain 14.55 Sep/18
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Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.80 Oct/18
Indonesia 5.34 Jun/18
Australia 5.00 Oct/18
Russia 4.50 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.10 Sep/18
South Korea 3.90 Oct/18
China 3.82 Sep/18
Netherlands 3.70 Oct/18
United States 3.70 Oct/18
Mexico 3.60 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 Sep/18
Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18
Japan 2.30 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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