Employment Service: Jobseekers down 0.8% in December
A breakdown of the figures reveals that the number of jobseekers with degrees fell 0.5% while the number of jobseekers without degrees fell 1%, and the number of income support claimants fell 0.8%.
The report also said that 40% of jobseekers were located in development towns and Arab communities, a rate that is significantly higher than their proportion of the total population. The proportion of jobseekers in southern and northern Israel was 10.4% of the total number of jobseekers, compared with the national average of 6.6%. The proportion in Jerusalem was 4% and 3.9% in the Dan region.
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