30 April 2018, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)46%46%46%64%65%
– (participation rate) Males 72%73%69%69%71%
– (participation rate) Females19%18%22%59%60%
Unemployment rate28%19%44%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Males23%16%37%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Females48%32%69%4%6%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)44%18%61%
– (youth unempl.) Males35%10%52%
– (youth unempl.) Females59%31%78%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories87%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Work sector – Public sector
21%15%36%
Work sector – Private sector66%66%64%
Work sector – Other
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Trade Union membership17%12%30%26%^^15%^^
– (trade union membership) Males16%11%28%
– (trade union membership) Females26%21%38%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%5%2%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey – Revised Annual Report 2017, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. “OPT”: occupied Palestinian territory (West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem). “WB”: West Bank. “GS”: Gaza Strip.
^ Comparative data for Israel and Australia sourced from International Labour Organisation (ILOSTAT, 2017).
^^ ILOSTAT, 2016.


Labour force distribution by economic activity and location 2017 graph

Average daily net wage by location and sector 2017 graph

Average daily wage by location and gender 2017 graph

Palestinian workers by contract type 2017 graph

Palestinian workers in Israel or Israeli settlements by permit status 2017 graph

Unemployment 2017 graph