9 September 2020, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)39%41%34%64%66%
– (participation rate) Males61%65%54%68%71%
– (participation rate) Females15%16%15%60%61%
Unemployment rate27%15%49%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Males23%12%44%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females41%26%67%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)40%23%70%7%^^12%^^
– (youth unempl.) Males34%18%63%
– (youth unempl.) Females66%47%92%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories89%86%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements11%14%0
Work sector – Public sector
Work sector – Private sector64%68%52%
Work sector – Other4%2%8%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements11%14%0
Trade Union membership19%13%38%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males17%11%35%
– (trade union membership) Females28%21%57%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)2%2%1%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 2nd Quarter 2020 (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.