The Israeli Employment Department published statistics indicating a significant increase in the number of people registered as unemployed during last October, in light of the escalation of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip after the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation.
The Globes newspaper, which specializes in Israeli economic affairs, reported on Wednesday that the monthly report issued by the Employment Department indicates that the number of Israelis who applied to be registered as unemployed last month amounted to about 70,000.
This number represents an increase of 460% compared to last September, when the number of applications counted by the Employment Department was 12.5 thousand applications.
Among the unemployed registered in October, 42.4 thousand workers were on unpaid and indefinite leave, representing 60.3% of the newly registered.
Every month, the Employment Department counts the number of people looking for work and analyzes these numbers to understand the strength of the market and its ability to create job opportunities.
For 33 days, the Israeli army has been launching air and artillery strikes on Gaza in response to the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation, which was launched by the Palestinian resistance on October 7th against the settlements surrounding the Gaza Strip, during which it took control of military centers and bases, and captured about 250 Israelis, including soldiers. And officers in the occupation army.
More than 10,000 Palestinians were martyred in the Israeli aggression on Gaza, including 4,237 children and 2,719 women, and about 26,000 were injured. 163 Palestinians were martyred and 2,215 were arrested in the West Bank so far.