8 November 2021, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^Data
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)44%46%41%62%65%#1
– (participation rate) Males69%74%62%65%70%
– (participation rate) Females18%17%19%58%60%
Unemployment rate27%15%50%4%6%#2
– (unemployment rate) Males22%11%45%4%7%
– (unemployment rate) Females47%32%69%4%6%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)41%24%70%8%^^14%^^#12
– (youth unempl.) Males35%18%65%8%^^15%^^
– (youth unempl.) Females67%51%87%8%^^13%^^
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%83%100%#18
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%0
Work sector – Public sector21%15%37%#27
Work sector – Private sector62%64%56%
Work sector – Other4%3%7%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%19%0
Trade Union membership19%13%37%28%**15%**#35
– (trade union membership) Males17%11%34%
– (trade union membership) Females28%24%41%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%#36

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 3rd Quarter 2021 (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, 2020).
^^ ILOSTAT (2020) database definition of “youth” as 15-24 years of age.

** ILOSTAT, 2016.