15 February 2021, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)41%46%32%64%65%
– (participation rate) Males65%74%52%68%70%
– (participation rate) Females16%18%12%60%60%
Unemployment rate23%15%43%3.8%6.5%
– (unemployment rate) Males20%12%39%3.7%6.6%
– (unemployment rate) Females37%27%60%3.9%6.4%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)36%24%66%7%^^14%^^
– (youth unempl.) Males30%18%59%6%^^15%^^
– (youth unempl.) Females62%47%91%7%^^13%^^
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%82%100%
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0.1%
Work sector – Public sector21%15%39%
Work sector – Private sector62%64%54%
Work sector – Other3%2%7%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0.1%
Trade Union membership22%16%41%28%**15%**
– (trade union membership) Males19%14%38%
– (trade union membership) Females33%27%59%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)2%4%0.4%

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 4th Quarter 2020 (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 sourced from International Labour Organisation: Israel (ILOSTAT, 2019), Australia (ILOSTAT, 2020).
^^ ILOSTAT (2019) database definition of “youth” as 15-24 years of age.

** ILOSTAT, 2016.