Palestine Unemployment Rate  1995-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in Palestine increased to 32.4 percent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to 29 percent a year ago. It was the highest jobless rate since the third quarter 2002, as the number of unemployed persons rose by 46.1 thousand to 442,500 while the number of employed persons went down by 43.7 thousand to 795.000. Meantime, the labor force participation rate increased to 45.9 percent. Unemployment Rate in Palestine averaged 23.55 percent from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 35.60 percent in the third quarter of 2002 and a record low of 8.80 percent in the second quarter of 2000.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-13 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 24.5% 29.2% 28.1%
2018-05-08 07:40 AM Unemployment Rate 30.2% 24.5% 29.1%
2018-08-07 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate 32.4% 30.2% 29.8%
2018-11-09 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 32.4% 29.4%


Palestine Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 32.40 30.20 35.60 8.80 percent [+]
Population 4.95 4.81 4.95 1.98 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 442500.00 404800.00 442500.00 195500.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 49.90 49.60 49.90 32.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 45.90 45.40 46.50 40.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 900800.00 914600.00 996100.00 67900.00 [+]


Palestine Unemployment Rate

In Palestine, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Palestine Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Palestine Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
32.40 30.20 35.60 8.80 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
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South Africa 27.20 Jun/18
Spain 15.30 Jun/18
Brazil 12.10 Aug/18
Turkey 10.80 Jul/18
Italy 9.70 Aug/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Jun/18
Euro Area 8.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 6.10 Mar/18
Canada 5.90 Sep/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Australia 5.00 Sep/18
Russia 4.50 Sep/18
South Korea 4.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 4.00 Aug/18
China 3.83 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.70 Sep/18
United States 3.70 Sep/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Mexico 3.50 Aug/18
Germany 3.40 Aug/18
Japan 2.40 Aug/18
Switzerland 2.40 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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