Arab women workers

Needless to say, the economic contribution made by Arab women who work in Jerusalem is significant.

By YAMIT NAFTALI
May 9, 2018 17:57
2 minute read.
Arab woman phone operator (ILLUSTRATIVE

Arab woman phone operator (ILLUSTRATIVE). (photo credit: INIMAGE)

 
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Thirty-seven percent of Jerusalem’s population aged 15 and over are Arabs. The employment rate among Arab women in east Jerusalem is significantly lower than that of Arab men in east Jerusalem, and much lower than the employment rate of Arab women in Israel in general. According to the Jerusalem Statistical Yearbook, which is due to be published on Jerusalem Day, the percentage of Arab women between the ages of 25 and 64 participating in the labor force in Jerusalem in 2016 was only 22%, compared to 35% among Arab women in Israel.

In recent years, the government has been making efforts to raise the employment rate in general and among Arab women in particular. Indeed, the overall employment rate has risen in the past decade, as has the employment rate of Arab women, which was only 23.4% a decade ago, according to the 2010 Report of the Committee for Examination of Employment Policy.

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