8 May 2018, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)45%45%46%64%65%
– (participation rate) Males 70%72%68%69%71%
– (participation rate) Females20%17%25%59%60%
Unemployment rate30%18%49%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Males25%24%57%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Females68%48%85%4%6%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)44%29%65%
– (youth unempl.) Males37%24%57%
– (youth unempl.) Females68%48%85%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories87%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector62%64%56%
Work sector – Other3%2%6%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Trade Union membership19%14%33%26%^^15%^^
– (trade union membership) Males18%12%32%
– (trade union membership) Females26%21%40%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%2%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 1st Quarter 2018 (Jan-Mar), 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.

Palestinian workers by contract type, 1st quarter 2018