The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel rose to 5.4 percent in March of 2021 from 5.1 percent in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since February of 2016, as the number of unemployed increased by 11.3 thousand to 219.1 thousand while the number of employment went up by 16.7 thousand to 3.84 million. Meantime, the labour force participation rate edged up to 60.7 percent from 60.3 percent in March and the employment rate also increased to 57.4 percent from 57.2 percent. source: Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel

Unemployment Rate in Israel averaged 6.45 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 May of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Israel is expected to be 5.00 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 4.50 in 12 months time. 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 5.10 11.40 3.40 1992 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-31 11:00 AM Dec 4.8% 4.8% 4.9%
2021-02-22 11:00 AM Jan 4.5% 4.7% 4.9%
2021-03-25 11:00 AM Feb 5.1% 4.6% 4.4%
2021-04-26 10:00 AM Mar 5.4% 5.1% 4.9%
2021-05-24 10:00 AM Apr 5.4%
2021-06-21 10:00 AM May
2021-07-26 10:00 AM Jun
2021-08-23 10:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Israel Jobless Rate Rises to 5-Year High of 5.4%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel rose to 5.4 percent in March of 2021 from 5.1 percent in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since February of 2016, as the number of unemployed increased by 11.3 thousand to 219.1 thousand while the number of employment went up by 16.7 thousand to 3.84 million. Meantime, the labour force participation rate edged up to 60.7 percent from 60.3 percent in March and the employment rate also increased to 57.4 percent from 57.2 percent.
2021-04-26
Israel Jobless Rate Rises to Near 4-Year High of 5.1%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel rose to 5.1 percent in February of 2021 from 4.6 percent in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since April of 2016, as the number of unemployed increased by 20.3 thousand to 204.6 thousand while employment went down by 22.8 thousand to 3.82 million. Meantime, the labour force participation rate edged down to 60.1 percent from 60.3 percent in January and the employment rate also declined to 57.1 percent from 57.5 percent.
2021-03-25
Israel Jobless Rate Drops to 8-Month Low of 4.5%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Israel fell to 4.5 percent in January of 2021 from 4.8 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since May, as the number of unemployed decreased by 11 thousand to 181.3 thousand while employment went up by 2.7 thousand to 3.849 million. Meantime, the labour force participation rate edged down to 60.3 percent from 60.5 percent in December and the employment rate remained unchanged at 57.6 percent.
2021-02-22
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
In Israel, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.