Unemployment Rate in Israel decreased to 3.30 percent in April from 3.40 percent in March of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Israel averaged 6.55 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 11.40 percent in March of 1992 and a record low of 3.30 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 May of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Israel is expected to be 4.00 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 5.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Israel Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2021 and 5.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Israel Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.40 11.40 3.30 1992 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-24 11:00 AM Jan 3.6% 3.6% 3.5%
2020-03-15 11:00 AM Feb 3.4% 3.6% 3.5%
2020-04-30 10:00 AM Mar 3.4% 3.3% 3.5%
2020-05-25 12:00 PM Apr 3.3% 3.4% 3.5%
2020-06-22 10:00 AM May
2020-07-30 10:00 AM Jun 4%
2020-08-24 10:00 AM Jul
2020-09-23 10:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Israel Jobless Rate Rises to 3.4% in March
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 3.4 percent in March 2020 from a downwardly revised 3.3 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed increased by 4.2 thousand to 142.2 thousand while employment fell by 7.2 thousand to 3,985.5 thousand. By genders, the jobless rate went up for both men (3.5 percent vs 3 percent) while for women dropped (3.4 percent vs 3.7 percent). Meantime, the participation rate declined to 62.7 percent from 62.8 percent and the employment rate fell to 60.5 percent from 60.7 percent in February. A year ago, the unemployment rate was higher at 3.8 percent.
2020-04-30
Israel Jobless Rate Edges Down in February
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel decreased to 3.4 percent in February of 2020 from 3.6 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed fell by 6.3 thousand to 138.6 thousand while employment rose by 15.1 thousand to 3,993.9 thousand. By genders, the jobless rate declined for both women (3.7 percent from 3.8 percent in January) and men (3.0 percent from 3.4 percent). Meantime, the participation rate dropped to 62.9 percent from 63.0 percent while the employment rate was 60.7 percent, the same as in the previous month. A year ago, the unemployment rate was higher at 4.0 percent.
2020-03-15
Israel Jobless Rate Unchanged at 3.6% in January
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel remained unchanged at 3.6 percent in January of 2020. The number of unemployed fell by 8.5 thousand to 149.9 thousand and employment rose by 7.6 thousand to 3,986.4 thousand compared to the previous month. By genders, the jobless rate among men declined to 3.5 percent (vs 3.6 percent in December) while it rose to 3.8 for women (vs 3.5 percent). Meantime, the participation rate went up to 63.0 percent from 62.9 percent while the employment rate was unchanged at 60.7 percent. A year ago, the unemployment rate was higher at 4.2 percent.
2020-02-24
Israel Jobless Rate Edges Down in December
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel decreased to 3.4 percent in December of 2019 from 3.9 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed fell by 21.1 thousand to 141.4 thousand while employment decreased by 24.8 thousand to 3,978.8 thousand. By genders, the jobless rate declined for both women (3.2 percent from 3.8 percent in June) and men (3.6 percent). Meantime, the participation rate dropped to 62.9 percent from 63.7 percent while the employment rate went down to 60.7 percent from 61.2 percent in the previous month. A year ago, the unemployment rate was higher at 4.2 percent.
2020-01-30

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.