Ultra-Orthodox Males Are Joining Workforce in Israel at Rapid Pace

Employment rate is 49% for ultra-Orthodox men, up from 33% in 2005; at 74%, the rate for women is nearing that of their non-Haredi counterparts.

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The coalition agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud and the ultra-Orthodox provides for the restoration of income support for Haredi families, but ultra-Orthodox men seem increasingly...