Monday, May 28, 2012

The bleak facts about Charedi participation in the workforce in Israel

The government recently came out with a report outlining Charedi participation in the economy, The report is pretty bleak. Here are some of the more interesting numbers:


Charedim
General Population
% participating in the workforce
48.5%
79%
% of men participating in the workforce
37%
80%
% of women participating in the workforce
49%
70%
% working in the public sector
45%
20%
% that know English well
26.4%
45.9%
% of women working full time
31%
52%
% considered poor
56%

% served in the army (20-29)
6.8%
85.2%
average income
6111 NIS
12021 NIS

The numbers speak for themselves but a few are very interesting/surprising.
  1. Almost half of the Charedim who work, work for the government in some form (mostly in education).
  2. The average Charedi income is half of the general population average and that needs to support a much larger family and more then half of Charedim are considered poor
  3. The army numbers are unbelievable 85% vs 6.8% says it all

2 comments:

Adam Zur said...

i bet that it is the charaidi sefardim that are teaching in government funded shas schools. Outside of that the number of charaidim working is close to null.-which is not so bad if you have ever encountered a charid man behind a desk. I don't understand why this is but in general unless he perceives you to be part of his group then instead of doing his job he will try to do as little as possible to help you. he perceives everyone outside of his group as the enemy--especially America Jews.

MIghty Garnel Ironheart said...

The glass is either half empty or half full.
If you consider that that aim of the Chareidi leadership is 0% in the left column of your table for every entry except "Percet poor" where they're aiming for 100% these numbers are quite good.