April 2023, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) [English / Arabic]

DATA*OPTWBGScf. Israel^cf. Aust.^^Data
Labour force participation rate (15+yrs)45%48%41%62%66%#2,3,4
– (participation rate) Males 71%75%63%65%71%
– (participation rate) Females19%19%19%59%61%
Unemployment rate24%13%45%5%5%#2,3,4
– (unemployment rate) Males20%11%39%5%5%
– (unemployment rate) Females40%24%67%5%5%
Youth unemployment rate (15-24yrs)36%23%63%8%11%#2,3,4
– (youth unempl.) Males32%19%57%8%13%
– (youth unempl.) Females57%40%87%8%10%
Place of work – Palestinian Territories83%78%99.2%#20
Place of work – Israel & Israeli settlements17%22%0.8%
Work sector – Public sector19%14%31%#41
Work sector – Private sector64%63%68%
Work sector – Other
Work sector – Israel & Israeli settlements17%22%0.8%
Trade Union membership19%13%37%25%**14%**#55
– (trade union membership) Males18%11%37%
– (trade union membership) Females26%22%39%
Child labour (aged 10-17yrs)3%4%1%#79

* Palestine data from Labour Force Survey – Annual Report 2022, 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.