18 July 2019, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)44%47%40%64%66%
– (participation rate) Males69%74%61%68%71%
– (participation rate) Females19%18%20%60%61%
Unemployment rate27%16%46%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Males23%14%41%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females41%26%63%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)40%q25%65%7%^^12%^^
– (youth unempl.) Males34%20%60%
– (youth unempl.) Females62%46%81%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories87%83%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements13%17%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector62%64%56%
Work sector – Other4%3%7%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements13%17%0
Trade Union membership18%12%37%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males16%10%35%
– (trade union membership) Females30%23%na
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 1st Quarter 2019 (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, 2019).
^^ ILOSTAT (2019) database definition of “youth” as 15-24 years of age.

** ILOSTAT, 2016.