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New project to help Israelis apply for unemployment rights

National Insurance Institute and Pitchon-Lev launch new project to improve rights utilization.

New project to help Israelis apply for unemployment rights

Just 6 US states have recovered from COVID-19 unemployment

Despite a rebounding GDP, 88% of US states are still grappling with high unemployment rates.

Just 6 US states have recovered from COVID-19 unemployment

US new unemployment claims hit 52-year low

Number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits drops to 52-year low.

US new unemployment claims hit 52-year low

In wake of Covid-19 crisis: Aviation workers protest at airport

Employees of El Al, Arkia, Israir protest: 'The government has decided it doesn't need Israeli air companies; they've abandoned us.'

In wake of Covid-19 crisis: Aviation workers protest at airport

Employment Service: 50,000 unemployment stipends frozen

'For a significant percentage of job seekers, unemployment payments became an obstacle to returning to work,' Employment Service head says.

Employment Service: 50,000 unemployment stipends frozen

US jobless claims fall to lowest since start of pandemic

With decrease in those seeking unemployment benefits, the job market appears to be making encouraging gains.

US jobless claims fall to lowest since start of pandemic

Jobless claims rise as lockdown continues

Teachers and salespeople have been the hardest hit by COVID-19's economic effects.

Jobless claims rise as lockdown continues

50,337 new jobseekers since tightening of lockdown

In past day, 11,029 new jobseekers have registered with the Employment Service in the past day. 110,263 registered since start of lockdown.

50,337 new jobseekers since tightening of lockdown

Naftali Bennett unveils economic plan

"From unemployment to income within 200 days."

Naftali Bennett unveils economic plan

28% of new immigrants unemployed amid coronavirus pandemic

New immigrants in Israel face significantly hired levels of unemployment during coronavirus crisis than other Israelis.

28% of new immigrants unemployed amid coronavirus pandemic

Low-income workers still reeling from coronavirus crisis

While high-income workers have recovered from the economic crisis, one out of five low-wage earners still unemployed.

Low-income workers still reeling from coronavirus crisis

Once again, almost a million registered unemployed

Over a quarter of a million people registered as new jobseekers during the current lockdown.

Once again, almost a million registered unemployed

File for unemployment even if you’ve never worked before!

Are you above the age of 16 and unemployed? If so, you may be eligible for federal unemployment benefits!

File for unemployment even if you’ve never worked before!

Half a million Israelis still unemployed due to COVID-19 crisis

More than half of the one million Israelis who lost their jobs due to restrictions imposed during coronavirus pandemic are still unemployed.

Half a million Israelis still unemployed due to COVID-19 crisis

Professional training won't reduce unemployment benefits

Finance Min. Yisrael Katz cancels reduction in unemployment payments, eyes encouraging employers to retrain employees on unpaid leave.

Professional training won't reduce unemployment benefits

Finance Ministry to present coronavirus aid package

PM Netanyahu, Finance MIn. Katz, to present plan to help businesses, improve unemployment payments.

Finance Ministry to present coronavirus aid package

Global searches for nearby jobs skyrocket

Data shows significant rise in number of people searching for nearby jobs during coronavirus outbreak.

Global searches for nearby jobs skyrocket

Unemployment payments extended to mid-August

Knesset approves extension of unemployment payments, as well as expansion to include those receiving other stipends.

Unemployment payments extended to mid-August

Jobs drop 27.4% in April

Hospitality and food sectors in Israel see 75.7% loss in jobs in first month of coronavirus lockdown.

Jobs drop 27.4% in April

Unemployment payments to be extended to August

PM Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Katz approve extending unemployment benefits for seniors laid off or placed on leave.

Unemployment payments to be extended to August

Will coronavirus leave a lasting impact on the workplace?

The coronavirus crisis and its impact on the labor market: Permanent damage or a short-term setback with long-term potential?

Will coronavirus leave a lasting impact on the workplace?

Israelis who lost jobs due to pandemic haven't returned to work

Nearly 70% of Israelis unemployed due to coronavirus outbreak have not returned to work, statistics show.

Israelis who lost jobs due to pandemic haven't returned to work

Employment Service to restart face-to-face meetings

Those applying for unemployment after June 14 will be required to appear in person within two weeks, Israel Employment Service announces.

Employment Service to restart face-to-face meetings

White House: Unemployment rate will top 20%

Senior White House economic advisor warns latest unemployment rate doesn't include latest round of layoffs. '

White House: Unemployment rate will top 20%

US unemployment claims climb to 6.6 million

Weekly unemployment claims set new record of nearly 10 times previous record as economy reacts to coronavirus crisis.

US unemployment claims climb to 6.6 million

'One hand gives to the self-employed, the other hand takes away'

Knesset Finance Committee discusses whether to tax coronavirus-era unemployment grant for self-employed.

'One hand gives to the self-employed, the other hand takes away'

The next six million - voluntary disappearance?

The  next six million - voluntary disappearance?

US unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 49 years

Unemployment fillings fall to lowest level since 1969 as number of job openings hits all-time high.

US unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 49 years

Good speech - tough room

Good speech - tough room

Israel unemployment rate at historic low

PM Netanyahu: Israel blessed with lowest level of unemployment in 40 years, 'proof that our economic policy works'.

Israel unemployment rate at historic low

'Israel must prepare for employment disaster'

From the heart of Israel, a vision to counter unemployment with an eye to the future.

'Israel must prepare for employment disaster'

Israeli Ethiopians are doing better than ever

Government sees 39% drop in number of Ethiopians relying on welfare income supplements.

Israeli Ethiopians are doing better than ever

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.

Tens of Thousands of Jobs in Israel Go Unfilled

Analysts: Iran Sanctions Did Enormous Harm to Country

Analysts Wednesday listed some of the economic damage done to Iran by the sanctions – and that damage has been substantial.

Analysts: Iran Sanctions Did Enormous Harm to Country

More Israeli Men Working in August than Ever

Mixed news as more men working, even as unemployment rises to 6.4% in August during Operation Protective Edge.

More Israeli Men Working in August than Ever

International Monetary Fund: Israel's GDP Growth Stable

Israel's GDP continues to grow, according to new report - but unemployment in specific populations continue to threaten that growth.

International Monetary Fund: Israel's GDP Growth Stable

Report: In Spite of Strong Economy, Israeli Poverty Still High

High unemployment among Arab women, hareidi men contributes towards Israel ranking bottom out of 35 OECD states.

Report: In Spite of Strong Economy, Israeli Poverty Still High

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 low

Average Salary Up, Unemployment Low

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 again

Unemployment Down Again in Israel

157,000 U.S. Jobs Added in January Shows Slow Growth

Employers added 157,000 jobs, down from December's upwardly revised 196,000, the Labor Department said.

157,000 U.S. Jobs Added in January Shows Slow Growth

US Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise

New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits rose last week but were still in line with an improving trend in the jobs market.

US Weekly Unemployment Claims Rise

Jobless Rate Spikes in Euro Bloc, Returning Recession

Unemployment reached a new high in October in the European Union, spiking at 11.7 percent in the 17-nation bloc.

Jobless Rate Spikes in Euro Bloc, Returning Recession

Report: 70% of Arab Youth Want to Leave Region

Arab League population experts warn 70% of Arab youth want to leave the Middle East to seek a better life elsewhere.

Report: 70% of Arab Youth Want to Leave Region

Bank of Israel: An Economically Healthy New Year

The Bank of Israel sees a healthy new year for the economy. Inflation to fall. Interest rate steady. Economy to outstrip growth in US.

Bank of Israel: An Economically Healthy New Year

Hearings on Solyndra Commence

Republicans Believe Solyndra Scandal Will Scorch Democrats

The House will begin hearings on the Obama Administration poster company that went bankrupt, leaving the government holding the bag.

Republicans Believe Solyndra Scandal Will Scorch Democrats

Unemployment at New Low of 5.5%

Unemployment drops to 5.5%. Steinitz: this proves that Netanyahu's financial policies are sound.

Unemployment at New Low of 5.5%

Unemployment in Israel is Dropping, More Jobs Found

Fewer Israelis unemployed in May, more new workers find jobs.

Unemployment in Israel is Dropping, More Jobs Found

Israel's Unemployment Rate Drops - Again

Israel's unemployment rate drops for the third quarter in a row.

Israel's Unemployment Rate Drops - Again