Israel Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Israel unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.61%, a 0.81% increase from 2019.
  • Israel unemployment rate for 2019 was 3.80%, a 0.2% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Croatia 7.20%
Portugal 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Israel Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 4.61% 0.81%
2019 3.80% -0.20%
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% -0.63%
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% 1.29%
1996 8.46% -0.32%
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%