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        10/17/2012, Cheshvan 1, 5773

      Israel's Employment Rate Hits 72.1%


      Figures published recently by the Central Bureau of Statistics indicate that in 2011 the percentage of those employed between the ages of 25 - 64 was 72.1%. The average Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) country has a rate of 70.85% for the same age bracket.
       
      The newly released figures also shod that in 2010 approximately 31% of the population were at risk for poverty.