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Mazel Tov!! Jewish fertility rate in Israel, higher than Israeli Arabs, highest in OECD

A newborn infant, seconds after delivery. Amniotic fluid glistens on the child's skin. - Photo: Wikimedia, Ernest F

Israel’s Jewish fertility rate, now at its highest level since 1983, has been on the rise since 2006, and is now higher than the Israeli Arabs.

By David Rosenberg


Israelis are having more children on average, defying global trends that have seen fertility rates plummet across the industrialized world.

According to a report by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, 181,405 babies were born in the Jewish state during 2016 – a 92% increase since 1980.

A Jewish ‘brit’, circumcision ceremony is held on the child’s 8th day.- Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Of those 181,405 children born, 73.9% were born to Jewish women, compared to 23.2% born to Arab women. Continue Reading »

OECD Ranked Israel #11 on list of ‘World’s Happiest Countries’

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reports that 93% of Israelis say they are ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ with their lives
• 30’s & 40’s year-olds are less happy
• Life expectancy for both Israeli men & women has increased by more than a decade since 1973.

By Zeev Klein


Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries on a list compiled by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and was ranked No. 11.

Friends enjoying Saturday night dinner & drinks, by the Hatzbani River in northern Israel – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

However, Israel still came out ahead of Germany, the U.S., Continue Reading »

With strong economic growth, Israel’s economy surged since mid-2016


Israel’s economy surges with a growth of 4% since the final months of 2016, even after a Bank of Israel forecast of a mere 2.8% growth.

By Reuters


Israel’s economy shot up in the final three months of 2016 and looks set to have grown annually by 4 percent, easily outstripping the central bank’s expectations.

It came on the back of robust exports, but also increased consumer spending.

Bank of Israel, in Jerusalem – Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Ester Inbar

On an annualized basis, gross domestic product soared 6.2 percent in the fourth quarter, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, as it also revised up the annualized third-quarter 2016 growth estimate to 4.2 percent from 3.6 percent. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Unemployment Reaches Historic Low

Israel’s unemployment rate in April registered at 4.9%, but economists caution the drop may have been due to an increase in temporary Passover holiday jobs and the fact that the Unemployment Offices were closed during the holidays.

By Zeev Klein


This past April marked a historic drop in the Israeli unemployment rate, which sunk to 4.9% as compared with 5.3% in March, according to a report from the Central Bureau of Statistics.

April’s unemployment rate reaches historic low [illustrative] – Photo: Rafael Ben-Ari

The report indicated that some 193,000 people were unemployed in April as compared with 208,700 in March. Continue Reading »

State of Israel’s population: Over 8.5 million, annual growth of 2.2%


Israel’s population grew by 2.2% since last year’s Independence Day, with 75% of the Jewish population as “Sabras” (born in Israel), 36,000 made Aliyah and approximately 195,000 babies were born, bringing total to about 8.522 million.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the population stood at about 806,000. 68 years later on Yom Haatzmaut (Independence day) 2016, Israel’s population stands at approximately 8.522 million, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The Jewish population is approximately 6.377 million (74.8% of the population), the Arab population is approximately 1.771 million (20.8%) and the rest of the population (non-Arab Christians, other faiths and no religious affiliation by registering in the Population Registry) is approximated at 374,000 (4.4%). Continue Reading »

Israel Reaches Historic Low: Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.9%

Looking Good: Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reports number of employed Israelis has reached 3.64 million, for an all-time high of 60.9%.
• Bank of Israel leaves interest rate unchanged at 0.1%, acknowledging economy is “growing at moderate rate” with Consumer Price Index up 0.6%.

By Zeev Klein


Unemployment in Israel has fallen to an all-time low and the number of employed Israelis has reached an all-time high, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Monday.

An Israeli employment office – Photo: Yehoshua Yosef

According to the bureau’s data, the April jobless rate was just 4.9%, below the psychological threshold of 5%. Continue Reading »

Report: Palestinians working for Israelis doubles for 2014

The 92,000 Palestinians who work for Israelis earn an average of NIS 198 (about $52) per day, while Palestinian working under the Palestinian Authority, make NIS 91 per day, or 45% of those in Israel.


The number of Palestinians working for Israelis on either side of the Green Line doubled in the last four years and now make up 2.2 percent of all workers in the country, according to the Bank of Israel’s upcoming 2014 annual report.

Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in a settlement near Jerusalem – Photo: REUTERS

“The size of the Palestinian employment in the Israeli economy is expected to continue to grow in the foreseeable future,” the central bank said in an excerpt published on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Israeli economy grew by a whopping 7.2% in 4th quarter of 2014

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reports the Israeli economy’s performance in 4th quarter of 2014 indicates strong recovery from slowdown after summer’s Operation Protective Edge
• Data affirms projections saying Israel’s economy likely to grow during 2015.

By Zeev Klein & Hezi Sternlicht


The Israeli economy has recovered from the relative slowdown that followed last summer’s Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip, marking 7.2 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Monday.
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Israel celebrates Independence Day: 66 years with 8,180,000 Israelis


Israeli population increased by 157,000 since Independence Day 2013.

Nearly 24,000 people made aliyah in the past year.

By Ynet

Israel will celebrate its 66th Independence Day with 8,180,000 citizens, according to an annual demographics report published Thursday.

From 1948 to 2014

From 1948 to 2014 – Source: Ynet

The Central Bureau of Statistics reported that the Jewish population stood at 6,135,000 – or 75 percent of the population. The Arab population numbered at 1,694,000 (20.7 percent), while non-Arab Christians and other minorities made up 4.3 percent of the population at 351,000 citizens.

The Israeli population grew by 157,000 – about 2 percent – over the last year. Continue Reading »

2013 holds record number of Jewish births in Israel


Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics show Jewish births increased by both numbers & percentages, while the Muslim Arab birth rate has reached an all-time low.

By Zeev Klein


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The Half-Truths & Myth of Israel’s 2013 Settlement Boom



It’s deceitful to talk about a 120% increase in ‘settlement activity’ in 2013 when in 2012 there was almost no construction because of an imposed building freeze. Besides, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics says only 5.7% of all new construction in 2013 was in the ‘West Bank’.

By Israel Today Staff


Fueling recent heavy criticism of Israel amidst ongoing US-brokered peace talks is the perception that construction of new Jewish homes on lands claimed by the Palestinians skyrocketed over the past year.

Construction site in the West Bank settlement of Modiin Illit.

Construction site in the West Bank settlement of Modiin Illit. – Photo: AP

Even Israeli newspapers on Tuesday ran reports that while new building starts in Tel Aviv had decreased by 19 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, Jewish construction in the so-called “West Bank” had shot up by 123 percent. Continue Reading »

2013 statistic: 123% rise in new settlement construction during past year


Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics says only 5.7% of all new construction by Israel in 2013 was in West Bank.

By Elior Levy


New Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank increased by more than 120 percent in 2013 from the year before, according to new data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday.

Construction site in the West Bank settlement of Modiin Illit.

Construction site in the West Bank settlement of Modiin Illit. – Photo: AP

The data shows that there was a growth of 123.7 percent in “dwellings begun” in Judea and Samaria in 2013, comprising some 5.7 percent of all new construction by Israel last year. Continue Reading »

More available single Israelis now than ever before


44%, or 2.46 million single Israeli adults above the age of 20, are defined as “available,” according to new figures provided by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

More men than women are single, with 958 bachelors for every 798 bachelorettes.

By Zeev Klein


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Jewish women live longest – New Immigrants more prone to illnesses



Israel’s Health Ministry presented new figures revealing major gaps in Israeli society: While some enjoy high life expectancy with access to doctors & crucial treatments, other suffer from diabetes, heart diseases & obesity.

By Yaron Kelner

Want to be healthy? You have a better chance of that if you’re a Jewish educated and wealthy native Israeli woman living in central Israel . According to figures compiled by the Central Bureau of Statistics and published by the Health Ministry, Arabs live less, new immigrants are more prone to illnesses and the lower socioeconomic classes eat less healthy food.

 Israeli operating theater

Israeli operating theater – Israel Today

The data were presented ahead of a conference titled: “Health System Deals with Inequality.” Continue Reading »

New Apartment to Buy up 72% since 2007


Israel’s recent Central Bureau of Statistics figures show highest rise in housing prices happened in 2009. The actual number of Israelis living in apartment they own remains stable over past 40 years.

Yaron Druckman

Apartment prices in Israel went up by 72% from 2007 to 2012, according to figures released Sunday by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). The sharpest annual rise in housing prices was 21% – from March 2009 to March 2010.

It takes the equivalent of 135 monthly salaries to buy a home in Israel. – HAARETZ.com

According to the figures, from 2000 to 2006 apartment prices in Israel dropped 12%. Continue Reading »