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Netanyahu hails drop in unemployment rate to below 10%, credits vaccine drive

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at his office in Jerusalem on April 20, 2021.
(Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at his office in Jerusalem on April 20, 2021. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauds the latest drop in the unemployment rate to below ten percent.

“The rate of unemployment for March is 9.5% as opposed to 14% in February. From 25% unemployment at the peak of the crisis, we have succeeded in reaching the goal of less than 10%, and it will continue to decline,” Netanyahu says in a statement.

“This is happening thanks to the millions of vaccines that we brought to Israel and which have led to the opening of the Israeli economy and its jump forward, and to getting back to life.”

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