Israel has the second-highest unemployment rate among Western nations. Based on a survey of 30 industrialized nations, Israel came in behind Spain, the Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported. According to October 2001 figures, unemployment in Israel was 9.4 percent, compared to 13 percent in Spain.
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