Soaring Employment of Chareidi Women


At a meeting of the Knesset Labor and Welfare Committee, it was announced that an employment target of 76.5% (for Israelis aged 25-64) set for 2020 was passed last year, five years in advance of its target date.

This was principally due to the huge increase in the employment of chareidi women, which rose from 61.5% in 2010 to 73.1% in 2015. The target for chareidi women’s employment had been set for a mere 63% by 2020.

Targets for Arab men and women and for chareidi men still had a long way to go. Only 51.2% of chareidi men were employed in 2015, far from the 2020 goal of 63%.

David Steger – Israel


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