7 November 2019, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)44%46%41%64%66%
– (participation rate) Males70%74%64%68%71%
– (participation rate) Females17%17%18%60%61%
Unemployment rate25%13%45%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Males20%11%39%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females42%26%66%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)37%21%62%7%^^12%^^
– (youth unempl.) Males30%16%55%
– (youth unempl.) Females65%48%85%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector62%64%57%
Work sector – Other4%3%7%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0
Trade Union membership18%11%38%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males16%9%35%
– (trade union membership) Females27%19%54%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%2%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 3rd Quarter 2019 (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, 2019).
^^ ILOSTAT (2019) database definition of “youth” as 15-24 years of age.

** ILOSTAT, 2016.