More than 20,000 Israelis lost their jobs in July 2012
Some 16,000 of these people were fired, a record high high since 2009.
Last July saw another rise in unemployment rates, a government survey indicated on Tuesday, adding that the number of Israelis fired in that month represented the heightened figure since 2009.
The study, culled by the Israeli Employment Service, said that 20,100 people lost their jobs in July, with the overall number of unemployed Israelis reaching 187,200.
In addition, the report also noted a 9.2 percent drop in employers' demand for new employees, when compared to July 2011.However, when compared to data collected concerning June 2012, last month's figures represents a 4.1 percent increase in demand.
According to the Israeli Employment Service, 16, 084 Israelis were dismissed in July, representing the single largest amount since July of 2009. Among those fired were 8,587 women and 7,497 men.
Israeli Employment Service director general Boaz Hirsch, July's significant job losses was more pronounced among women, people between the ages of 25-34, those employed in technical fields, and job seekers in southern Israel.