7 August 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%75%61%68%71%
– (participation rate) Females18%18%20%60%61%
Unemployment rate26%15%47%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Males22%12%56%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females44%26%68%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)38%23%64%7%^^12%^^
– (youth unempl.) Males31%17%56%
– (youth unempl.) Females65%46%86%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories87%83%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements13%17%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector63%65%56%
Work sector – Other4%2%8%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Trade Union membership19%17%31%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males12%9%23%
– (trade union membership) Females43%40%na
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 2nd Quarter 2019 (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, 2019).
^^ ILOSTAT (2019) database definition of “youth” as 15-24 years of age.

** ILOSTAT, 2016.

Graph: Labour force distribution by economic activity and location, 2nd quarter 2019