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Nearly one in every four Israelis now out of work

Israel now has over 1 million job-seekers, the vast majority of them employees laid off in the last month due to the coronavirus crisis, according to reports citing official figures.

The empty Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv on March 30, 2020. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Since the start of March, 843,945 people have registered for unemployment benefits, 90 percent of them having been put on unpaid leave.

The new numbers put the unemployment rate at a whopping 24.1 percent.

 

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