Employment and Skills Strategies in Israel

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This report delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better support employment and economic development in Israel. It builds on sub-national data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in Haifa and Yizreel. It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local level in contributing to more and better quality jobs. The report can help national and local policy makers in Israel build effective and sustainable partnerships at the local level, which join-up efforts and achieve stronger outcomes across employment, training, and economic development policies. Co-ordinated policies can help workers find suitable jobs, while also stimulating entrepreneurship and productivity, which increases the quality of life and prosperity within a community as well as throughout the country.



Policy context for employment and skills in Israel

This chapter provides an overview of Israel’s employment and skills system. While Israel has weathered the global financial crisis better than most OECD countries and unemployment remains at historically low levels, there are wide differences in labour market outcomes across certain population groups. Arab-Israelis and Ultraorthodox (Haredim) face a number of unique labour market challenges and have labour force participation rates significantly below that of the mainstream Jewish population.


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