Employment Service says 41,924 registered as jobless since Thursday

Israel’s Employment Service says 41,924 people have registered as unemployed since Thursday, a day before Israel’s new national lockdown came into effect.

It also reports 4,650 who returned to work during this time.

The Ynet news site reports that over 100,000 people are believed to have been furloughed since the lockdown began Friday, with numbers expected to rise.

The Employment Service currently has 779,737 people registered as unemployed.

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