7 August 2018, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)46%45%47%64%65%
– (participation rate) Males 71%72%68%69%71%
– (participation rate) Females21%18%25%59%60%
Unemployment rate32%19%54%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Males38%22%45%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Females54%32%78%4%6%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)46%27%71%
– (youth unempl.) Males38%22%62%
– (youth unempl.) Females71%48%93%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%81%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%19%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector62%64%58%
Work sector – Other3%1%6%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%19%0
Trade Union membership21%14%39%26%^^15%^^
– (trade union membership) Males19%12%37%
– (trade union membership) Females32%25%55%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)2%3%1%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 2nd Quarter 2018 (Apr-Jun), 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, 2nd quarter 2018