Report production time: 01-Dec-2011, 16:25:00
BANK OF ISRAEL - INFORMATION AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT
MAIN ISRAELI ECONOMIC DATA
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
G-4: UNEMPLOYMENT (Based on Labor Force Surveys)
Unemployment rate Thereof: Unemployed Thereof, percent:
Unadjusted Seasonally adjusted Male Female Immigrants1 Total (thousands, seasonally adjusted) Work-seekers through the employment service Work-seekers for 27 weeks or more1 Unemployed for 12 previous months
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Monthly average2
2008 6.0 6.0 5.7 6.4 5.3 182.3 49.8 33.1 52.3
2009 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.1 231.9 53.4 33.1 48.3
2010 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.5 5.6 208.9 49.3 34.4 53.1
2011 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.5 181.0 49.3 29.9 48.9
Quarterly data
2010:1 7.0 6.9 7.1 6.7 5.4 213.4 51.6 36.3 52.3
2010:2 5.9 6.5 6.7 6.4 4.5 204.4 48.8 36.0 53.4
2010:3 7.2 6.6 6.7 6.5 6.3 209.8 46.5 32.1 53.2
2010:4 6.5 6.5 6.7 6.3 6.4 207.0 50.6 33.3 52.4
2011:1 5.7 6.0 6.2 5.7 5.4 190.5 48.5 29.8 51.0
2011:2 5.2 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.5 177.5 47.2 28.9 49.7
2011:3 6.1 5.6 5.4 5.7 5.5 178.8 49.7 30.8 47.4
Annual rate of change (year - on - year)
2007           -10.3 -3.3 -10.3 -2.7
2008           -14.8 2.1 -7.4 -6.1
2009           27.2 7.2 -0.1 -7.7
2010           -9.9 -7.6 4.1 9.9
Over equivalent period in preceding year3
2011:2           -13.0 -3.1 -18.8 -6.0
2011:3           -13.4 -0.8 -14.2 -8.3
Quarter-on-quarter4
2010:4           -1.3 8.8 3.9 -1.6
2011:1           -8.0 -4.2 -10.5 -2.7
2011:2           -6.8 -2.8 -3.2 -2.5
2011:3           0.7 5.3 6.8 -4.7

Notes to table:
(1) Data in columns 5 and 8 are not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Due to a change in the population estimates in accordance with 2008 census, data from before 2009 are chained in order the previous rates of change are maintained
(3) Based on original cumulative date to current work quater vis-a-vis equivalent period in preceding year.
(4) Based on seasonlly adjusted date.
SOURCE: Central Bureau of Statistics, Bank of Israel computations.