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Data reveals haredi educational gap

Statistics regarding dropout rates among haredim in academia emerges to challenge haredi narrative that core curriculum is unnecessary.Shai Landesman, 7/28/2016, 10:37 AM

Divorce becoming more common in Israel

Central Bureau of Statistics reveal that about 2% of the population are divorced, rate is constantly increasing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2016, 3:52 PM

Jerusalem now home to 10% of Israelis

The largest city in Israel, 870,000 residents recorded in Jerusalem as of 2015 Jerusalem Day statistics reveal.Tova Dvorin, 5/31/2016, 4:41 PM

Road accident rate rises for third year

126 Israelis killed so far in 2016; 1,200 injured on electric bikes.Tova Dvorin, 5/23/2016, 8:42 AM

83% of Israelis are satisfied with where they live

Central Bureau of Statistics releases figures from the 2014 quality of life survey.Uzi Baruch, 5/19/2016, 4:07 PM

Israel's population: Over 8.5 million

Israeli population grows by 2.2% since last year’s Independence Day, approximately 195,000 babies were born; 36,000 made Aliyah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2016, 2:30 PM

Israeli women better educated - yet still earn less than men

Central Bureau of Statistics releases report on women in Israel ahead of International Women's DayShoshana Miskin, 3/7/2016, 8:47 AM

Stats show Jerusalem is being abandoned

Figures from 2014, well before terror wave, reveal capital tops negative migration at 6,740, majority of them young. Due to building freeze?Ari Yashar, 2/23/2016, 7:34 PM

45 Jewish Mohammeds in Israel?

CBS records show that in 2014, no less than 45 Jewish children were named after the Muslim prophet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2016, 1:32 PM

Statistics show Jewish, Arab fertility rates now even

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics says Israel's population rose 2% in 2015 thanks to birth of 176,700 babies and 28,000 new olim.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 12/31/2015, 12:03 PM

Most popular baby names among Jews: Noam and Noa

In 2014 the most popular baby name was Muhammad – one in seven boys was given the most common Muslim nameArutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2015, 3:47 PM

Israeli lifespan could extend past 90 soon, officials say

Israelis already have among the longest lifespans of any nation – and that lifespan is set to get even longer, statistics say.Moshe Cohen, 10/29/2015, 9:47 AM

Finance Ministry Calls Emergency Meeting over Economy Slump

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon calls emergency meeting following CBS report on poor economic growth in second quarter 2015.Matt Wanderman, 8/18/2015, 10:46 AM

Teacher Burnout At Record High

One in four new teachers will switch professions within five years, Central Bureau of Statistics reveals.Tova Dvorin, 7/27/2015, 5:30 PM

One in Ten Israelis Forced to Skip Hot Meals Due to Poverty

Poll shows Israelis generally happy with life, but poverty still effects a significant portion, particularly among Arabs and haredim.Moshe Cohen, 6/28/2015, 4:10 PM

Five Times More Israeli University Grads Than in 1990

New stats show over 75,000 Israelis achieved academic degrees in 2014, five times the number who graduated in 1990.Moshe Cohen, 6/23/2015, 3:49 PM

Finance Ministry Warns Israel May Go Bankrupt

Finance Ministry economist warns Israel could face a crisis like Greece's by 2059, if haredim and Arabs don't go to work.Ari Yashar, 6/1/2015, 2:49 PM

Statistics: Israelis Feel Secure, But Don't Trust Police

The majority of Israelis feel comfortable walking alone at night, but do not trust - or are dissatisfied with - police.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Tova Dvorin, 5/3/2015, 2:06 PM

Israel's Population Grows 2% Over 2014 to 8.345 Million

Independence Day census: 176,000 babies were born and 32,000 people immigrated in 2014; Israel now has 6.251 million Jews.Tova Dvorin, 4/21/2015, 12:42 PM

In Huge Demand, Chicken a 'Star' this Passover

The Passover shopping season this year saw record demand for chicken and turkey in Israel's markets.Yaakov Levi, 4/1/2015, 5:57 PM

Tens of Thousands of Jobs in Israel Go Unfilled

There were more available jobs – and more available high-paying jobs - in Israel in the fourth quarter of 2014 than ever before.Moshe Cohen, 3/25/2015, 7:23 PM

How Many Arabs, Jews Live in Judea-Samaria?

Gap of over one million people in census data from Judea-Samaria population counts; experts accuse PA of falsifying, omitting information.Hezki Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 11/11/2014, 4:23 PM

CBS: Schools Getting Better, But Improvement is Spotty

Schools in Israel have improved over the past several years, but a lot of the improvement depends on where you live.Yaakov Levi, 8/31/2014, 4:25 PM

CBS: Better Salaries and More Jobs in 2014, So Far

There were more jobs in 2014 for Israelis to choose from, and the salaries were better, too, statistics show.Yaakov Levi, 7/6/2014, 5:10 PM

Average Salaries in Israel Up in 2013

Most Israelis made more in 2013 than in 2012 - with some; like those in the communications industry, making a lot more.David Lev, 3/6/2014, 3:38 PM

Statistics: Judea and Samaria Building Up 123.7%

Peace Now irked at the revelation, blames Netanyahu government; meanwhile, building is up all over Israel.Tova Dvorin, 3/3/2014, 6:33 PM

Statistics Reveal Leading Causes of Death in Israel

Data released Wednesday from Central Statistics Bureau reveals cancers as major killer, with heart disease as close second.Tova Dvorin, 11/20/2013, 8:39 PM

65 Years Young: One Third of Israelis Aged 17 and Under in 2012

Children under 17 years of age constituted one third of Israel's population in 2012, for a total of 2.626 million children.David Lev, 11/18/2013, 4:26 PM

Israel: Jewish Birth Rate Continues to Rise

CBS report says Jewish birth rate is highest since 1995. Hareidi society younger than ever, Muslim birth rates still higher but falling.Adam Ross, 10/17/2013, 4:15 PM

September Tourism Drops by 16%

Tourism Ministry pins falling numbers on regional unrest, Jewish holiday season, but says overall picture still rosy.Adam Ross, 10/9/2013, 8:41 AM

Despite Regional Unrest, Israeli Tourism Resilient

Despite the prospect of western military intervention in Syria, with all its potential ramifications, Israeli tourism holds steady.Ari Soffer, 9/10/2013, 4:51 PM

Unemployment Down in July

Unemployment drops to 6.3%, workforce participation up to 63.8%.Maayana Miskin, 8/29/2013, 7:42 PM

Average Salary Up, Unemployment Low

The average salary in Israel rose 1.6% in April, following a separate 1.8% increase recorded in January. Meanwhile, unemployment remains lowDavid Lev, 7/7/2013, 4:35 PM

Unemployment Down Again in Israel

The Israeli economy continues to do well in the face of ongoing problems in the world economy, with unemployment down againDavid Lev, 6/30/2013, 8:18 PM

Report: Lots More 90 Year Olds in Israel by 2035

A study shows that in 2035, Israel will have fewer Jews relative to population, and a lot more elderly.David Lev, 6/26/2013, 12:16 AM

Govt: Israel's Population Grew Tenfold Since 1948

Just in time for Yom Ha'atzma'ut, the Central Bureau of Statistics released data on Israel's population.David Lev, 4/14/2013, 4:51 PM

Data: Arab Growth Slows, Still Higher than Jewish Rate

While the Arab growth rate continues to decline, it is still higher than that of the Jewish population in the country.Annie Lubin, 1/14/2013, 4:27 PM

Poll Shows Israelis Savvy About Money, Not Investments

A poll by the Central Bureau of Statistics showed that Israelis were very savvy about money matters, but less so about investments.David Lev, 11/5/2012, 12:14 AM

Cancer Biggest Killer in Israel, Report Says

A new study shows that the cause of death for one in four Israelis is cancer, making the disease the number one killer in IsraelDavid Lev, 9/6/2012, 10:25 AM

Two Thirds of Israeli Men Unmarried at 29

Five of six men, five of seven women aged 25-29 in Tel Aviv are still single, survey finds.Gil Ronen, 8/1/2012, 9:36 PM

Jerusalem Still Israel's Largest Populated City

Jerusalem remains Israel’s largest city in terms of population, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.Elad Benari, 7/10/2012, 4:43 AM

Tourism Hits All-Time High

The Central Bureau of Statistics reported that there were 752,000 tourist entries during the first quarter of 2012, another all-time high.Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/17/2012, 1:21 PM

Israel's Cost of Living for Lower Class Higher in 2011

The cost of living for Israelis in the lower echelon was higher in 2011, statistics revealed in a government report released this week.Chana Ya'ar, 1/26/2012, 4:24 PM

Population Forecast: More Hareidim by 2059

Central Bureau of Statistics releases new population forecast, predicting that hareidim will make up 41% of the population by 2059.Elad Benari, 12/13/2011, 5:14 AM

Jewish Birth Rate in Israel at Record High

A Hebrew University professor says there were more Jewish births in the past year in Israel than ever, while the rate dropped in the Diaspora. Chana Ya'ar, 9/7/2010, 2:57 PM

March: Largest Influx of Tourists in Israeli History

More visitors came to the Jewish state in March than in any other month in Israeli history.Malkah Fleisher, 4/14/2010, 6:39 AM

February Brings Highest Number of Tourists in Israeli History

The people of Israel welcomed more visitors in February 2010 than in any other month since establishment of the Jewish state.Malkah Fleisher, 3/10/2010, 11:06 PM

Bureau of Statistics: Israel's Demographics for 2009

As the sun sets on 2009, many Israelis reflect on how good they have it – especially those blessed with one of the country's 160,000 new babies.Malkah Fleisher, 12/30/2009, 9:39 PM