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Divorce becoming more common in Israel

Central Bureau of Statistics reveal that about 2% of the population are divorced, rate is constantly increasing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2016, 3:52 PM

Jerusalem now home to 10% of Israelis

The largest city in Israel, 870,000 residents recorded in Jerusalem as of 2015 Jerusalem Day statistics reveal.Tova Dvorin, 5/31/2016, 4:41 PM

Road accident rate rises for third year

126 Israelis killed so far in 2016; 1,200 injured on electric bikes.Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2016, 8:42 AM

83% of Israelis are satisfied with where they live

Central Bureau of Statistics releases figures from the 2014 quality of life survey.Uzi Baruch, 5/19/2016, 4:07 PM

Israel's population: Over 8.5 million

Israeli population grows by 2.2% since last year’s Independence Day, approximately 195,000 babies were born; 36,000 made Aliyah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2016, 2:30 PM

Women better educated, still earn less than men

Central Bureau of Statistics releases report on women in Israel ahead of International Women's DayShoshana Miskin, 3/7/2016, 8:47 AM

Stats show Jerusalem is being abandoned

Figures from 2014, well before terror wave, reveal capital tops negative migration at 6,740, majority of them young. Due to building freeze?Ari Yashar, 2/23/2016, 7:34 PM

45 Jewish Mohammeds in Israel?

CBS records show that in 2014, no less than 45 Jewish children were named after the Muslim prophet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2016, 1:32 PM

Nearly 75% of Israel's population are Jews

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics says Israel's population rose 2% in 2015 thanks to birth of 176,700 babies and 28,000 new olim.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 12/31/2015, 12:03 PM

Most popular baby names among Jews: Noam and Noa

In 2014 the most popular baby name was Muhammad – one in seven boys was given the most common Muslim nameArutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2015, 3:47 PM

Israeli lifespan could extend past 90 soon: CBS

Israelis already have among the longest lifespans of any nation – and that lifespan is set to get even longer, statistics say.Moshe Cohen, 10/29/2015, 9:47 AM

Fin. Ministry Looks for Solution to Economy Slump

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon calls emergency meeting following CBS report on poor economic growth in second quarter 2015.Matt Wanderman, 8/18/2015, 10:46 AM

Teacher Burnout At Record High

One in four new teachers will switch professions within five years, Central Bureau of Statistics reveals.Tova Dvorin, 7/27/2015, 5:30 PM

1 in 10 Israelis Skip Hot Meals Due to Poverty

Poll shows Israelis generally happy with life, but poverty still effects a significant portion, particularly among Arabs and haredim.Moshe Cohen, 6/28/2015, 4:10 PM

Five Times More University Grads Than in 1990

New stats show over 75,000 Israelis achieved academic degrees in 2014, five times the number who graduated in 1990.Moshe Cohen, 6/23/2015, 3:49 PM

Finance Ministry Warns Israel May Go Bankrupt

Finance Ministry economist warns Israel could face a crisis like Greece's by 2059, if haredim and Arabs don't go to work.Ari Yashar, 6/1/2015, 2:49 PM

Israelis Feel Secure, But Don't Trust Police

The majority of Israelis feel comfortable walking alone at night, but do not trust - or are dissatisfied with - police.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 5/3/2015, 2:06 PM

Israel's Population Now 8.345 Million

Independence Day census: 176,000 babies were born and 32,000 people immigrated in 2014; Israel now has 6.251 million Jews.Tova Dvorin, 4/21/2015, 12:42 PM

In Huge Demand, Chicken a 'Star' this Passover

The Passover shopping season this year saw record demand for chicken and turkey in Israel's markets.Yaakov Levi, 4/1/2015, 5:57 PM

Tens of Thousands of Jobs in Israel Go Unfilled

There were more available jobs – and more available high-paying jobs - in Israel in the fourth quarter of 2014 than ever before.Moshe Cohen, 3/25/2015, 7:23 PM

How Many Arabs, Jews Live in Judea-Samaria?

Gap of over one million people in census data from Judea-Samaria population counts; experts accuse PA of falsifying, omitting information.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 11/11/2014, 4:23 PM

CBS: Schools Getting Better; Improvement Spotty

Schools in Israel have improved over the past several years, but a lot of the improvement depends on where you live.Yaakov Levi, 8/31/2014, 4:25 PM

CBS: Better Salaries and More Jobs in 2014, So Far

There were more jobs in 2014 for Israelis to choose from, and the salaries were better, too, statistics show.Yaakov Levi, 7/6/2014, 5:10 PM

Average Salaries in Israel Up in 2013

Most Israelis made more in 2013 than in 2012 - with some; like those in the communications industry, making a lot more.David Lev, 3/6/2014, 3:38 PM

Statistics: Judea and Samaria Building Up 123.7%

Peace Now irked at the revelation, blames Netanyahu government; meanwhile, building is up all over Israel.Tova Dvorin, 3/3/2014, 6:33 PM

Statistics Show Leading Causes of Death in Israel

Data released Wednesday from Central Statistics Bureau reveals cancers as major killer, with heart disease as close second.Tova Dvorin, 11/20/2013, 8:39 PM

One Third of Israelis Aged 17 and Under in 2012

Children under 17 years of age constituted one third of Israel's population in 2012, for a total of 2.626 million children.David Lev, 11/18/2013, 4:26 PM

Israel: Jewish Birth Rate Continues to Rise

CBS report says Jewish birth rate is highest since 1995. Hareidi society younger than ever, Muslim birth rates still higher but falling.Adam Ross, 10/17/2013, 4:15 PM

September Tourism Drops by 16%

Tourism Ministry pins falling numbers on regional unrest, Jewish holiday season, but says overall picture still rosy.Adam Ross, 10/9/2013, 8:41 AM

Despite Regional Unrest, Israeli Tourism Resilient

Despite the prospect of western military intervention in Syria, with all its potential ramifications, Israeli tourism holds steady.Ari Soffer, 9/10/2013, 4:51 PM

Unemployment Down in July

Unemployment drops to 6.3%, workforce participation up to 63.8%.Maayana Miskin, 8/29/2013, 7:42 PM

Average Salary Up, Unemployment Low

The average salary in Israel rose 1.6% in April, following a separate 1.8% increase recorded in January. Meanwhile, unemployment remains lowDavid Lev, 7/7/2013, 4:35 PM

Unemployment Down Again in Israel

The Israeli economy continues to do well in the face of ongoing problems in the world economy, with unemployment down againDavid Lev, 6/30/2013, 8:18 PM

Report: Lots More 90 Year Olds in Israel by 2035

A study shows that in 2035, Israel will have fewer Jews relative to population, and a lot more elderly.David Lev, 6/26/2013, 12:16 AM

Govt: Israel's Population Grew Tenfold Since 1948

Just in time for Yom Ha'atzma'ut, the Central Bureau of Statistics released data on Israel's population.David Lev, 4/14/2013, 4:51 PM

Arab Growth Slows, Still Higher than Jewish Rate

While the Arab growth rate continues to decline, it is still higher than that of the Jewish population in the country.Annie Lubin, 1/14/2013, 4:27 PM

Poll Shows Israelis Not Savvy About Investments

A poll by the Central Bureau of Statistics showed that Israelis were very savvy about money matters, but less so about investments.David Lev, 11/5/2012, 12:14 AM

Cancer Biggest Killer in Israel, Report Says

A new study shows that the cause of death for one in four Israelis is cancer, making the disease the number one killer in IsraelDavid Lev, 9/6/2012, 10:25 AM

Two Thirds of Israeli Men Unmarried at 29

Five of six men, five of seven women aged 25-29 in Tel Aviv are still single, survey finds.Gil Ronen, 8/1/2012, 9:36 PM

Jerusalem Still Israel's Largest Populated City

Jerusalem remains Israel’s largest city in terms of population, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.Elad Benari, 7/10/2012, 4:43 AM

Tourism Hits All-Time High

The Central Bureau of Statistics reported that there were 752,000 tourist entries during the first quarter of 2012, another all-time high.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/17/2012, 1:21 PM

Israel's Cost of Living Higher in 2011

The cost of living for Israelis in the lower echelon was higher in 2011, statistics revealed in a government report released this week.Chana Ya'ar, 1/26/2012, 4:24 PM

Population Forecast: More Hareidim by 2059

Central Bureau of Statistics releases new population forecast, predicting that hareidim will make up 41% of the population by 2059.Elad Benari, 12/13/2011, 5:14 AM

Record High for Jewish Births

A Hebrew University professor says there were more Jewish births in the past year in Israel than ever, while the rate dropped in the Diaspora. Chana Ya'ar, 9/7/2010, 2:57 PM

March: Tourism Record Broken

More visitors came to the Jewish state in March than in any other month in Israeli history.Malkah Fleisher, 4/14/2010, 6:39 AM

Feb: Record Number of Tourists

The people of Israel welcomed more visitors in February 2010 than in any other month since establishment of the Jewish state.Malkah Fleisher, 3/10/2010, 11:06 PM

Israel's Demographics for 2009

As the sun sets on 2009, many Israelis reflect on how good they have it – especially those blessed with one of the country's 160,000 new babies.Malkah Fleisher, 12/30/2009, 9:39 PM