31 May 2020, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)43%46%39%64%66%
– (participation rate) Males68%74%60%68%71%
– (participation rate) Females17%17%18%60%61%
Unemployment rate25%14%46%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Males21%12%40%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females40%24%62%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)38%22%64%7%^^12%^^
– (youth unempl.) Males32%18%58%
– (youth unempl.) Females61%43%82%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories88%84%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements12%16%0
Work sector – Public sector
21%16%36%
Work sector – Private sector64%66%57%
Work sector – Other4%3%8%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements12%16%0
Trade Union membership17%11%36%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males15%9%34%
– (trade union membership) Females27%22%43%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)2%3%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.