15 February 2023, 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 71%76%64%65%71%
– (participation rate) Females18%18%18%59%61%
Unemployment rate23%12%44%5%5%#2
– (unemployment rate) Males19%10%38%5%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females40%22%67%5%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-29yrs)33%18%60%8%11%#12
– (youth unempl.) Males28%14%54%8%13%
– (youth unempl.) Females53%34%81%8%10%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories86%82%99%#18
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%1%
Work sector – Public sector18%14%29%#27
Work sector – Private sector66%66%65%
Work sector – Other3%2%5%
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements14%18%1%
Trade Union membership19%12%39%25%**14%**#35
– (trade union membership) Males18%10%39%
– (trade union membership) Females25%22%36%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)2%5%1%#36

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey – 4th Quarter 2022 (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 sourced from International Labour Organisation (ILOSTAT, 2021).

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

Graph: Labour Force Distribution by Economic Activity and Location

Graph: Average Daily Wage by Location and Sector

Graph: Average Daily Wage by Location and Gender

Graph: Palestinian Workers by Contract Type

Graph: Unemployment

Graph: Palestinian Workers in Israel or Israeli Settlements by Permit Status

Graph: Number of Palestinian Workers by Location of Work