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94.3% Arabs and 5.7% Jews Employed by Department of Public Works in Palestine

August 1, 1930
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While 94.3 per cent of the laborers employed by the government department of public works are Arabs only 5.7 per cent are Jews. These figures are the result of a census taken by the General Federation of Jewish Labor. The laborers employed by the department of public works total 1,296 of which number only 74 are Jews. These do not include the 700 laborers on the Haifa harbor work where there are 100 Jews employed, the roads which are being built by Jewish organizations with government aid, nor the foreman and superintendents.

In the meantime the town council of Petach Tikvah has appealed to the Jewish planters to employ Jewish labor, pointing out that the number of Jews working on Jewish plantations has decreased with some planters not hiring a single Jewish worker. The appeal also points out that the unemployment is seasonal and comparatively light.

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