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October 16, 1981
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The cost of living index rose by 8.1 percent during September, the Central Bureau of Statistics announced Thursday. The month’s increase, double that of the previous month, brought the C.O.L. increase to 66 percent during the first nine months of the year, with inflation presently running at an annual rate of about 98 percent. The Histadrut immediately said it would press for payment of 100 percent C.O.L. allowances and reserved the right to demand new wage and salary scales.

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