Gush Katif, as opposed to Northern Shomron was a relatively rural, geographically isolated region. While there were professionals living in the area who worked in more central locations such as Ashkelon, Ashdod, Beer Sheva, and Sderot, 85% of the population in Gush Katif worked in Gush Katif. Those who earned their livelihoods in the Gush itself were immediately unemployed after the Disengagement.
Click here to see a map of the locations in which the former residents currently live & work.
Click here for a list of our 2011 job placements.
In 2010, JobKatif prepared a comprehensive survey on the status of the displaced income-earners from Gush Katif and Northern Shomron. The table below is part of the survey. It describes the types of occupations lost, and the percentage of those who have been successful in finding new jobs: