13 February 2019, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)47%47%46%64%65%
– (participation rate) Males 72%75%67%69%71%
– (participation rate) Females21%18%27%59%60%
Unemployment rate29%16%51%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Males24%13%43%4%6%
– (unemployment rate) Females48%28%71%4%6%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)42%25%67%
– (youth unempl.) Males34%19%60%
– (youth unempl.) Females68%49%85%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories87%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector63%65%56%
Work sector – Other3%2%7%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Trade Union membership19%13%38%26%^^15%^^
– (trade union membership) Males18%11%37%
– (trade union membership) Females27%20%46%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%5%2%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 4th Quarter 2018 (Oct-Dec), 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.