15 February 2022, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^Data
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)44%46%40%62%65%#1
– (participation rate) Males70%74%62%65%70%
– (participation rate) Females18%18%18%58%60%
Unemployment rate24%13%45%4%6%#2
– (unemployment rate) Males20%10%40%4%7%
– (unemployment rate) Females39%26%61%4%6%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)35%20%61%8%^^14%^^#12
– (youth unempl.) Males30%16%56%8%^^15%^^
– (youth unempl.) Females54%39%78%8%^^13%^^
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%81%100%#18
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%19%0
Work sector – Public sector19%14%33%#27
Work sector – Private sector63%65%60%
Work sector – Other4%2%7%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%19%0.2%
Trade Union membership20%14%40%28%**15%**#35
– (trade union membership) Males19%12%40%
– (trade union membership) Females29%25%40%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%#36

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey, 4th Quarter 2021 (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 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.