Tel Aviv pays workers best
Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipal employees top the salary rankings of Israel's 15 largest municipalities, according to the Dun & Bradstreet Israel rankings of municipalities for 2009. The average annual salary of a Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipal employee was NIS 154,000, 1.3% more than in 2008
Petah Tikva municipal employees are in second place, with an average annual salary of NIS 146,000 in 2009. Bnei Brak municipal employees were in last place, with an average annual salary of NIS 127,000.
The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality also topped the overall Dun & Bradstreet Israel rankings, with a budget of NIS 4.5 billion and a budget surplus of NIS 21 million in 2008. The city's unemployment rate is 3.8%. The Jerusalem Municipality ranked second, followed by Haifa, Petah Tikva, and Rishon LeZion. The Ra'anana Municipality was ranked last, with a budget of NIS 603.7 million. The city also had the lowest unemployment rate among the 15 municipalities, at 2.2%.
Business-wise, Dun & Bradstreet Israel ranked Ramat Gan as the safest city, with only 6.49% of businesses in the city at risk of closing. Ra'anana was second safest city, with 6.62% of businesses at risk of closing. Bat Yam was at the bottom of the rankings, with 15.13% of businesses at risk of closing.
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