56% of Haredim live in poverty

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Some 56% of the country’s Haredi (ultra-Orthodox ) citizens live under the poverty line, and Haredim make up 20% of the country’s poor, the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry has found. Yet they constitute only 10% of the population.

The findings, from a report on Haredi employment, will be presented to the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee on Tuesday.

The average gross monthly income of a secular household is NIS 12,000. But for Haredi households, it only half that: NIS 6,100.

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