13 February 2020, 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) Males 70%74%62%68%71%
– (participation rate) Females18%17%20%60%61%
Unemployment rate25%15%45%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Males21%12%40%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females41%26%64%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-24yrs)40%25%67%7%12%
– (youth unempl.) Males35%21%63%6%13%
– (youth unempl.) Females67%53%86%7%11%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories87%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector66%67%64%
Work sector – Other
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Trade Union membership18%11%39%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males16%9%36%
– (trade union membership) Females29%21%51%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey – Annual Report 2019, 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, 2019).

^^ Comparative data for Australia sourced from International Labour Organisation (ILOSTAT, 2019).
** ILOSTAT, 2016.