The unemployment rate in Palestine rose to 31.7 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 29.2 percent in the same period the preceding year. Meantime, the labor force participation rate edged up to 46.9 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
2018-02-13 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 02:00 AM Unemployment Rate 31.7% 32.4% 29.4%
2019-02-13 07:30 AM Unemployment Rate 26.3%
2019-05-08 07:40 AM Unemployment Rate 31.4%
2019-08-07 08:55 AM Unemployment Rate 31.4%


Palestine Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 31.70 32.40 35.60 8.80 percent [+]
Population 4.95 4.81 4.95 1.98 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 46.90 45.90 46.90 40.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 900800.00 914600.00 996100.00 67900.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 442500.00 404800.00 442500.00 195500.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 49.90 49.60 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
31.70 32.40 35.60 8.80 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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France 9.10 Sep/18
Euro Area 8.10 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.60 Nov/18
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Australia 5.00 Oct/18
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United Kingdom 4.10 Oct/18
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Germany 3.30 Oct/18
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Switzerland 2.50 Nov/18
Japan 2.40 Oct/18
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