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Since the article Artisans was written, the preliminary results of an inquiry made during the years 1898-99 by the Jewish Colonization Association as to the occupations of the Jews of Russia have been published, giving the classes of handicrafts in which over half a million Russian Jews are engaged, as follows:

Industries. Employers. Employers and Employees.
Food 43,665 57,887
Clothing 84,915 193,954
Leather 40,522 85,306
Wood 25,653 49,588
Metal-mining 13,296 28,393
Metal-manufacturing 12,203 20,528
Chemicals 2,764 3,617
Building 19,791 31,590
Textiles 10,589 18,428
Miscellaneous 5,998 11,695
Totals 259,396 500,986
Besides this some details have been given as to the occupations of Jewesses. It is impossible to state whether they are included in the above numbers or not.
Occupations. Employers. Employers and Employees.
Tailoresses 9,191 33,419
Seamstresses 7,161 17,331
Hose-knitters 3,626 5,739
Modistes 1,686 4,062
Cigarette-makers 991 1,732
Glove-makers 182 481
Others ... 13,803
Totals 22,837 76,567
For further details see Poland Russia .
Bibliography : Nossig, Jü dische Statistik , pp. 178-179 Die Welt , Aug. 29, 1902.J.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Handicrafts'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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