Percent of ultra-Orthodox in workforce doubled since 2008, Economy Ministry finds

The Ministry of the Economy announced on Tuesday that new figures from a study conducted by the ministry show that the number of haredi (ultra-Orthodox) employees in the business sector has doubled since 2008 from eight to 16 percent of workers in the sector.

The study also looked at the opinions of business owners toward their haredi employees and examined the employer-employee relationship and the particular dynamics of companies owned by non-haredi or secular people and their ultra-Orthodox workers.

According to the study, conducted by the Research Administration of the Ministry of Economy there were 101,000 haredi employees in the business sector in 2014, compared to 48,500 in 2008.    


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