10 May 2021, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^Data
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)43%46%39%62%65%#1
– (participation rate) Males68%74%62%65%70%
– (participation rate) Females16%17%16%58%60%
Unemployment rate28%17%48%4%6%#2
– (unemployment rate) Males24%14%43%4%7%
– (unemployment rate) Females43%30%66%4%6%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)41%26%66%8%^^14%^^#12
– (youth unempl.) Males36%21%62%8%^^15%^^
– (youth unempl.) Females65%52%83%8%^^13%^^
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%82%100%#18
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0
Work sector – Public sector20%15%35%#27
Work sector – Private sector62%64%57%
Work sector – Other4%2%7%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%19%0
Trade Union membership22%16%38%28%**15%**#35
– (trade union membership) Males19%13%37%
– (trade union membership) Females34%30%48%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)2%3%1%#36

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 1st Quarter 2021 (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, 2020).
^^ ILOSTAT (2020) database definition of “youth” as 15-24 years of age.

** ILOSTAT, 2016.