Israeli Jobless Rate Edges Up to 6.4% in 3rd Quarter

Unemployment is expected to rise further next year due to a slower economy and the country’s possible slide into deflation.

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The jobless rate among Israelis 15 and over crept up to 6.4% in the third quarter from 6.1% in the second, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported on Thursday. This boosted the number of unemployed by...