Israel tops for central bankers per head

The Economist magazine reports that the Bank of Israel employs 14 people for each 100,000 Israelis, almost twice as much as in the US.

A new Economist survey reveals that the Bank of Israel has one of the largest ratios of employees to population among central banks around the world.

The central bank employs 14 people per 100,000 Israelis, compared to 8 employees in the US and 7.5 on the average worldwide. This is despite the fact that in recent years, the Israeli central bank has trimmed its s