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) Males70%75%64%68%71%
– (participation rate) Females18%17%19%60%61%
Unemployment rate24%14%43%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Males21%11%39%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females38%25%57%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)37%22%61%7%^^12%^^
– (youth unempl.) Males31%17%56%
– (youth unempl.) Females60%45%77%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories87%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Work sector – Public sector
21%15%36%
Work sector – Private sector63%65%57%
Work sector – Other4%2%8%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements13%18%0
Trade Union membership18%11%37%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males16%9%36%
– (trade union membership) Females27%21%43%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 4th Quarter 2019 (Oct-Dec), 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.