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

The unemployment rate in Palestine increased to 30.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to 27 percent a year ago. It was the highest jobless rate since the third quarter 2002, as the number unemployed persons rose by 35 thousand to 404,800 while the number of employed persons went down by 45.8 thousand to 811.500. Meantime, the labor force participation rate decreased to 45.4 percent. Unemployment Rate in Palestine averaged 23.45 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
2017-11-09 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 29.2% 29% 27.5%
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 06:00 AM Unemployment Rate 30.2% 29.8%
2018-11-09 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 29.4%


Palestine Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 30.20 24.50 35.60 8.80 percent [+]
Population 4.95 4.81 4.95 1.98 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 404800.00 329900.00 412800.00 195500.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 49.60 40.70 49.60 32.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 45.40 44.10 46.50 40.50 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 914600.00 996100.00 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30.20 24.50 35.60 8.80 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 9.60 Apr/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 Jun/18
United Kingdom 4.20 May/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 May/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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