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Jobless Rate Rose at End of 2012

All told, the jobless rate held steady during 2012, even as the economy slowed and the country saw a wave of reported layoffs in the high-tech sector, according to CBS figures; unemployment expected to edge higher in 2013.

Israel's unemployment rate edged higher in the fourth quarter of 2012, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported on Thursday.