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Who peoples Jerusalem?
The latest population figures show that Jerusalem is growing: in 2011 it was home to 801,000 people – up from 788,100 people in 2010. In all, there were 508,000 Jews (and others) and 293,000 Arabs living in the city last year, or 10% of Israel's total population.
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Building on housing
The downward annual trend in the number of newly completed housing units continued for the third year running in 2011 – in opposition to the trend in the rest of the country, moderate as that may be. In figures, the new apartments (1,355 of them) represented 4% of the total of new housing units in the whole country – despite Jerusalem’s population being about 10% of that of Israel.
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Jerusalem at work
Less Jerusalemites – men and women – go out to work than in any other major city in Israel: men's participation in the local workforce is 53%, compared to the national average of 62%, while 40% of women work, compared to 53% in all of Israel.
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Getting down to business
In total, 34,700 businesses operated in Jerusalem in 2010, representing 7% of all businesses around the country, and a little under half the number of those found in Tel Aviv (64,700). It should be noted, though, that one third of those enterprises are small businesses, employing no more than four workers.
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