Statistics Bureau: it is estimated that 20% of Israeli enterprises will close down this year due to the epidemic

Jerusalem Post reported on August 30 that a new report released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics found that due to the blockade caused by the new epidemic, one fifth of Israeli enterprises are expected to be unable to survive until 2021. < / P > < p > according to Israel I24 news, the bureau warned in mid August that Israel has entered a serious recession due to the blockade, with GDP declining by 28.7% in the second quarter of 2020. < / P > < p > since the blockade began in March, 11.5% of Israel’s labor force has been unemployed, and another 6.4% are currently on unpaid leave, according to the report. Before the blockade, Israel’s unemployment rate was only 3.9%. At the height of the crisis, it soared to 27.5%. < p > < p > according to I24 news, the Israel employment service currently predicts that the unemployment rate in the country will rise to 12% by the end of the year, that is, about 500000 people have no jobs.