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

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^^Data
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)45%47%41%62%66%#1
– (participation rate) Males 70%75%64%66%71%
– (participation rate) Females19%19%18%58%61%
Unemployment rate25%14%47%4%5%#2
– (unemployment rate) Males21%11%41%5%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females41%25%67%4%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)36%20%62%8%11%#12
– (youth unempl.) Males31%16%56%8%13%
– (youth unempl.) Females55%36%83%8%10%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories82%76%99.6%#18
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements18%25%0.4%
Work sector – Public sector19%15%31%#27
Work sector – Private sector60%60%63%
Work sector – Other3%2%5%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements18%25%0.4%
Trade Union membership21%15%40%25%**14%**#35
– (trade union membership) Males20%13%39%
– (trade union membership) Females26%22%41%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%#36

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey – 1st Quarter 2022 (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 sourced from International Labour Organisation (ILOSTAT, 2020).

^^ Comparative data for Australia sourced from International Labour Organisation (ILOSTAT, 2021).
** ILOSTAT: Israel 2017, Australia 2018.