10 April 2022, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^^Data
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)43%46%39%62%66%#2,3,4
– (participation rate) Males 69%74%61%66%71%
– (participation rate) Females17%17%17%58%61%
Unemployment rate26%16%47%4%5%#2,3,4
– (unemployment rate) Males22%12%42%5%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females43%29%65%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-24yrs)42%28%69%8%11%#2,3,4
– (youth unempl.) Males37%24%65%8%13%
– (youth unempl.) Females65%51%87%8%10%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%81%100%#20
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%19%0.1%
Work sector – Public sector20%15%35%#41
Work sector – Private sector66%66%65%
Work sector – Other
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%19%0.1%
Trade Union membership20%14%38%25%**14%**#55
– (trade union membership) Males18%12%37%
– (trade union membership) Females30%26%43%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%#79

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey – Annual Report 2021, 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, 2021).
** ILOSTAT: Israel 2017, Australia 2018.