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

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^^Data
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)41%44%35%62%65%#2,3,4
– (participation rate) Males 65%71%55%66%70%
– (participation rate) Females16%17%15%58%60%
Unemployment rate26%16%47%4%7%#2,3,4
– (unemployment rate) Males23%13%42%5%7%
– (unemployment rate) Females40%27%64%4%6%
Youth unemployment rate (15-24yrs)42%28%72%8%14%#2,3,4
– (youth unempl.) Males37%24%66%8%15%
– (youth unempl.) Females70%55%92%8%13%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories87%83%100%#20
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements13%17%0
Work sector – Public sector21%15%39%#41
Work sector – Private sector66%68%61%
Work sector – Other
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements13%17%0
Trade Union membership20%14%38%28%**15%**#55
– (trade union membership) Males18%12%36%
– (trade union membership) Females32%25%54%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)2%3%1%#79

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey – Annual Report 2020, 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 sourced from International Labour Organisation (ILOSTAT, 2020).

^^ Comparative data for Australia sourced from International Labour Organisation (ILOSTAT, 2020).
** ILOSTAT, 2016.