Israel sees over 657,000 unemployed amid COVID-19 lockdown


JERUSALEM, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- The number of unemployed people in Israel rose to over 657,000, according to data issued by the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Israeli Employment Service on Monday.

This is an increase compared to about 523,000 unemployed in Israel recorded in December 27, 2020 when the ongoing full COVID-19 lockdown took effect.

The current figure raised the unemployment rate in Israel to 15.9 percent, compared to 12.7 percent at the beginning of the lockdown.

In mid-October 2020, amid a previous lockdown, Israel's unemployment rate stood at 22.7 percent, with 938,000 unemployed people.

Earlier in 2020, a peak of 27.5 percent was recorded at the end of April with more than 1 million unemployed people.

The unemployment rate in the country stood at 3.9 percent before the pandemic outbreak last February in Israel.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In World

Sony to open PlayStation 5 for storage upgrades in summer
Japan government confirms man detained by Myanmar security police
Briton jailed for breaking Singapore's strict quarantine rules
Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow after engine sensor problem
The school leader getting New Mexico’s tribes online
German police carry out dozens of dawn raids on far right crime network
U.S. air strikes on eastern Syria kill at least 17 - sources
Left out? Israeli vaccine refuseniks fear exclusion as economy reopens
Greek ex-theatre director remanded after plea over rape allegations
Sharing ‘deepfake’ porn images should be a crime, says British law body

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers