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Unemployment rate edges up to 6.6%

People outside the unemployment bureau in Jerusalem. (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
People outside the unemployment bureau in Jerusalem. (Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

Israel’s overall unemployment rate edges up slightly in July to 6.6%, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The CBS says there are some 153,000 Israelis who have registered as unemployed and looking for work.

The bureau notes that the rise is likely seasonal and corresponds to similar rises over the summer in the past.

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