Israel Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Israel unemployment rate for 2018 was 3.95%, a 0.27% decline from 2017.
  • Israel unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.22%, a 0.58% decline from 2016.
  • Israel unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.80%, a 0.45% decline from 2015.
  • Israel unemployment rate for 2015 was 5.25%, a 0.64% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 19.21%
Spain 15.49%
New Caledonia 13.62%
French Polynesia 12.02%
Bahamas 11.85%
Puerto Rico 11.44%
Italy 10.21%
Barbados 9.57%
Argentina 9.48%
Brunei 9.22%
France 9.18%
Croatia 8.85%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.41%
Cyprus 8.11%
Uruguay 7.96%
Latvia 7.86%
Finland 7.76%
Channel Islands 7.29%
Chile 7.22%
Portugal 6.86%
Slovak Republic 6.76%
Sweden 6.44%
Belgium 6.32%
Lithuania 6.01%
Canada 5.92%
Saudi Arabia 5.92%
Ireland 5.69%
Guam 5.61%
Slovenia 5.51%
Estonia 5.51%
Luxembourg 5.47%
Australia 5.39%
Denmark 4.98%
Switzerland 4.88%
Austria 4.79%
Malta 4.58%
New Zealand 4.52%
United Kingdom 3.95%
Israel 3.95%
United States 3.93%
Panama 3.92%
Norway 3.92%
Netherlands 3.88%
South Korea 3.80%
Singapore 3.77%
Poland 3.67%
Hungary 3.66%
Germany 3.43%
Oman 3.11%
Iceland 2.92%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.83%
Hong Kong 2.78%
UAE 2.58%
Japan 2.45%
Czech Republic 2.40%
Kuwait 2.08%
Macao 2.02%
Bahrain 0.96%
Qatar 0.14%
Israel Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 3.95% -0.27%
2017 4.22% -0.58%
2016 4.80% -0.45%
2015 5.25% -0.64%
2014 5.89% -0.32%
2013 6.21% -0.65%
2012 6.86% -0.28%
2011 7.14% -1.34%
2010 8.48% -1.05%
2009 9.53% 1.83%
2008 7.70% -1.68%
2007 9.38% -1.33%
2006 10.71% -0.64%
2005 11.34% -1.69%
2004 13.03% -0.48%
2003 13.51% 0.62%
2002 12.89% 1.08%
2001 11.81% 0.71%
2000 11.10% -0.08%
1999 11.18% 0.43%
1998 10.75% 1.00%
1997 9.75% 1.30%
1996 8.46% -0.33%
1995 8.78% -1.15%
1994 9.93% -2.81%
1993 12.74% -1.34%
1992 14.08% 0.69%
1991 13.39% 0.69%