29 May 2019, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)46%46%47%64%66%
– (participation rate) Males 72%74%68%69%71%
– (participation rate) Females21%18%26%59%61%
Unemployment rate31%18%52%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Males25%15%44%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females51%30%75%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-24yrs)47%30%72%7%12%
– (youth unempl.) Males40%26%65%7%13%
– (youth unempl.) Females75%55%92%8%11%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories87%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector66%66%63%
Work sector – Other
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Trade Union membership20%13%37%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males18%11%35%
– (trade union membership) Females29%22%49%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey – Annual Report 2018, 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 sourced from International Labour Organisation (ILOSTAT, 2017).

^^ Comparative data for Australia sourced from International Labour Organisation (ILOSTAT, 2018).
** ILOSTAT, 2016.

Labour force distribution by economic activity and location, 2018

Average daily wage in NIS by location and sector, 2018

Average daily wage in NIS by location and gender, 2018

Palestinian workers by contract type 2018

Palestinian workers in Israel or Israeli settlements by permit status, 2018 quarterly average