• GDP (Dec 2013): $291 billion (ranked 38th in the world), GDP Per Capita: $23,400

  • Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares: $148.4 billion (rank: 35)

  • Inflation (Apr 2015): -0.5%

  • Unemployment Rate (Apr 2015): 4.9%

  • Labor Force (2013): 3.7 million (rank: 95)

  • Population (Dec 2014): 8.3 million, Pop. Growth Rate: 1.46% (rank: 84)

  • Life Expectancy at Birth (2014): 81.3 years (rank: 19)

  • Tax Rates (Jan 2015): Corporate: 26.5%, Personal Income: 50%

  • Area: 20,770 sq km, slightly smaller than New Jersey

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Country size comparison: Israel v. USA

Country size comparison: Israel v. USA

Israel Video Summaries

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Watch John Lunt in Tel Aviv Israel summarize his meeting with Yossi Beinart, CEO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Learn why Israel is known as the "start-up nation." (2:45)

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Bank of Israel

Watch John Lunt from Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem, Israel summarize his visit to the Bank of Israel. Learn how the Bank of Israel attempts to achieve price stability and independence. (2:46)

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