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 2019 was 3.86%, a 0.14% decline from 2018.
  • Israel unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.00%, a 0.22% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Israel Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 3.86% -0.14%
2018 4.00% -0.22%
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%