8 November 2018, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)47%47%47%64%65%
– (participation rate) Males 73%75%68%69%71%
– (participation rate) Females21%18%26%59%60%
Unemployment rate32%17%55%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Males26%14%46%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Females54%32%78%4%6%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)45%27%71%
– (youth unempl.) Males37%21%63%
– (youth unempl.) Females73%53%91%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector63%65%58%
Work sector – Other3%2%7%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0
Trade Union membership18%12%38%26%^^15%^^
– (trade union membership) Males17%10%35%
– (trade union membership) Females30%22%60%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 3rd Quarter 2018 (Jul-Sep), 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, 3rd quarter 2018