8 November 2020, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)41%45%35%64%66%
– (participation rate) Males67%73%56%68%71%
– (participation rate) Females15%16%14%60%61%
Unemployment rate29%19%49%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Males25%16%44%4%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females44%32%65%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)43%30%69%7%^^12%^^
– (youth unempl.) Males36%24%64%
– (youth unempl.) Females71%60%88%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0.1%
Work sector – Public sector
21%15%41%
Work sector – Private sector61%66%52%
Work sector – Other4%2%7%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0.1%
Trade Union membership19%11%36%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males16%11%36%
– (trade union membership) Females35%27%62%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)2%2%1%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 3rd Quarter 2020 (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.