Israel Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Israel unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.05%, a 0.72% increase from 2020.
  • Israel unemployment rate for 2020 was 4.33%, a 0.53% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Israel Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.05% 0.72%
2020 4.33% 0.53%
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%