The unemployment rate in Palestine increased to 29.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 24.5 percent a year ago. The number unemployed persons rose by 81.7 thousand to 411,600 while the number of employed persons went up by 3 thousand to 871.000. Meantime, the labor force participation rate rose to 47.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Palestine averaged 23.65 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
2018-05-08 07:40 AM Unemployment Rate Q1 30.2% 24.5% 29.1%
2018-08-07 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate Q2 32.4% 30.2% 29.8%
2018-11-09 02:00 AM Unemployment Rate Q3 31.7% 32.4% 29.4%
2019-02-14 01:00 AM Unemployment Rate Q4 29.1% 31.7% 26.30%


Palestine Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 29.10 31.70 35.60 8.80 percent [+]
Population 4.85 4.73 4.85 1.98 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 47.10 46.90 47.10 40.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 984200.00 938300.00 996100.00 67900.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 411600.00 445800.00 445800.00 195500.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 44.70 49.30 49.90 32.90 percent [+]


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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
29.10 31.70 35.60 8.80 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 29.00 Jun/19
Spain 14.02 Jun/19
Turkey 13.00 Jun/19
Brazil 11.80 Jul/19
Argentina 10.60 Jun/19
Italy 9.90 Jul/19
France 8.50 Jun/19
Euro Area 7.50 Jul/19
India 6.00 Dec/18
Canada 5.70 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia 5.60 Jun/19
Australia 5.30 Aug/19
Indonesia 5.01 Mar/19
Russia 4.30 Aug/19
United Kingdom 3.80 Jul/19
Mexico 3.70 Jul/19
United States 3.70 Aug/19
China 3.61 Jun/19
Netherlands 3.50 Aug/19
South Korea 3.10 Aug/19
Germany 3.00 Jul/19
Japan 2.20 Jul/19
Singapore 2.20 Jun/19
Switzerland 2.10 Aug/19


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