The Ministry of Trade and Labor published a report on the level of participation in the job market among chareidim.
According to the report, nearly 50 percent of the chareidi public takes part in the job market and the employment rate comes to 43.8%. The average household income for chareidi families is NIS 6,100 ($1,600) per month — half of the average household income among non-chareidim.
A large portion of chareidi employees work in public services, particularly education within the chareidi sector itself, a pattern that is even more pronounced among women (72% of employed women work in public services and 56% work in education), of which 70% work part-time jobs. Forty-five percent of chareidi men are employed in public services. Of the non-chareidim, 43.5% of the women and just 20% of the men work in public services.
A mere 13.7% of chareidi men work in industry, compared to 22.3% of secular men. Meanwhile 4.8% of chareidi women are employed in industry, compared to 11% of non-chareidi women. Likewise, just 31% of chareidi women work full-time (35 hours per week or more), compared to 71% of working chareidi men. Just 26.5% of chareidi workers in the business sector are employed by a secular employer. It was also found that only 8% of Israeli commercial businesses employ chareidi workers.