Unemployment Rate in Israel decreased to 4.70 percent in November from 5 percent in October of 2021. source: Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel

Unemployment Rate in Israel averaged 6.40 percent from 1992 until 2021, 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 December of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Israel is expected to be 4.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Israel Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Israel Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-25 11:00 AM Sep 5.2% 5% 5%
2021-11-22 11:00 AM Oct 5% 5.1% 5%
2021-12-27 11:20 AM Nov 5% 4.8%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.00 5.10 percent Oct/21
Unemployed Persons 212.53 216.95 Thousand Oct/21
Employed Persons 4026.61 3999.02 Thousand Oct/21
Job Vacancies 142768.00 135783.00 Oct/21
Wages 11902.60 11722.70 ILS/Month Sep/21
Wages in Manufacturing 120.00 129.00 points Sep/21
Population 9.29 9.15 Million Dec/20
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.40 62.40 percent Oct/21
Employment Rate 59.00 59.00 percent Sep/21

News Stream
Israel Jobless rate Rises for 2nd Month
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel ticked up for the second consecutive month to 5.2 percent in September of 2021 from 5 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed rose by 6.3 thousand to 217 thousand and the number of employed increased by 5.3 thousand to 3.991 million. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate edged down to 62.4 percent from 62.7 percent in August.
2021-10-25
Israel Jobless Rate Edges Up to 5% in August
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel edged up to 5 percent in August of 2021 from a downwardly revised 4.9 percent in the previous month. Number of unemployed rose by 4.3 thousand to 209 thousand and the number of employed increased by 26 thousand to 3.988 million. Meanwhile, the labour force participation rate increased 62.7 percent from 61.7 percent in July.
2021-09-30
Israel Jobless Rate Drops to 6-Month Low of 5%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel decreased to 5 percent in July of 2021 from a downwardly revised 5.1 percent in the previous month. This is the lowest rate of unemployment since January as the number of unemployed fell by 5.9 thousand to 206 thousand while the number of employed rose by 6.8 thousand to 3.955 million. Meanwhile, the labour force participation rate edged down to 61.7 percent from a downwardly revised 61.8 percent in June.
2021-08-23

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.