In the last day, 2,504 people registered for unemployment. Since the beginning of the current lockdown, a total of 171,355 have lost their jobs.

133,232 of the unemployed were laid off from the IDF, and their share of all new job seekers is about 77.8%. 38,123 of these were fired or resigned from their posts.

Among those who were fired and resigned, the decisive majority (83%) were fired. In the last day alone, 1,247 jobseekers have been fired or resigned, representing 50% of the registrants since yesterday.

The high rate of dismissals and resignations among daily subscribers that is forming in the last week is stabilizing at around fifty percent.

The two dominant groups among the newly unemployed are teaching staff, training workers, as well as sales and service sector employees, together making up 40.7% of jobseekers (teaching, education and training staff accounting for 25.9% of the newly-unemployed and sales and service workers making up 14.8% of the total number).

Dr. Gal Zohar, Director of the Research, Service, and Policy department of the Employment Service, argues that occupationally, the third lockdown should be seen as two separate lockdowns, in view of the degree of enforcement measures administered, and as a result of different job sectors witnessing different consequences. In Dr. Zohar's opinion, the first half can be viewed as the period of time from the beginning of the lockdown until more severe penalties were imposed on 27.12-7.1, with the second including everything from that point onward.

While in the first part of the lockdown, unemployment struck hardest in the sales and service sectors, since tougher rules such as school closures were implemented, the main effect was on teaching, education and training personnel.

In the first part of the lockdown the sales and service workers constituted 28.4% of new job seekers, while teaching, education and training personnel accounted for just 5.1% of that group. In the second part the data shifted, and so far employees in the sales and service sectors constitute 7.5% of the registrants, with teachers representing 37.1%.

Since the beginning of the third lockdown, a total of 44,381 teaching, education and training personnel as well as 25,361 sales and service workers have registered for unemployment benefits.