Economic indicators: Labor Force and Demographics

    As of:Latest figureChange from previous figure (percentage/percentage points)
Demographics and working age population
1. Permanent population (End of year, thousands) (1)DEC-219,449.31.7%
2. Total population aged 15 and older (thousands)Q1/ 20226,816.60.5%
Participation in labor force
3. Labor force aged 15 and older (thousands)Q1/ 20224,2930.6%
4. Participation rate in labor force among persons age 15 and older (2)Q1/ 202262.980.1
5. Number of employed Israelis (thousands)Q1/ 20224,127.71.2%
6. Number of employed non-Israelis (thousands)Q4/ 2021296.12.5%
7. Share of employed Israelis working part time (2)Q1/ 202231.66-1.94
8. Employment rate in business sector (2)Q1/ 202262.50.4
9. Employment rate of persons aged 15 and older (2)Q1/ 202260.80.7
10. Labor input of general economy (thousand hours weekly)Q4/ 2021161,0764%
11. Unemployment rate (2)Q1/ 20223.8-0.6
12. Unemployment depth (percentage of unemployed seeking work for more than 6 months) (2)Q1/ 202220.40.5
13. Job vacancies (1)APR-22151,32620.2%
14. New claims for unemployment benefitsOCT-1918,103-15.3%
Wage and labor productivity
15. Average monthly real wage per employee post - overall economy (NIS)FEB-2210,7660.5%
16. Average monthly real wage per employee post - Israelis (NIS)FEB-2210,968-0.9%
17. Average monthly real wage per employee post - business sector (NIS)FEB-2211,4240.2%
18. Labor productivity (net product per hour of work in the business sector) (NIS)Q4/ 20211771.1

(1) Change is calculated vis-a-vis the corresponding period of the previous year.
(2) Change is calculated as difference in percentage points vis-a-vis the prior period.

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