Palestine Unemployment Rate  1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The unemployment rate in Palestine increased to 27.0 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to 26.6 percent a year ago. The number of employed persons went down by 7.2 thousand to 857,300 while the number unemployed persons rose by 17 thousand to 369,800. Meantime, the labor force participation rate was steady at 45.8 percent. Unemployment Rate in Palestine averaged 23.20 percent from 1995 until 2017, 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.

Palestine Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-20 11:00 AM Q3 28.4% 26.9% 28.2%
2017-02-13 10:00 AM Q4 25.7% 28.4% 27.6%
2017-05-08 06:30 AM Q1 27% 25.7% 26.2%
2017-08-21 07:00 AM Q2 27% 27%
2017-11-20 07:00 AM Q3 27.1%




Palestine Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.00 25.70 35.60 8.80 percent [+]
Population 4.81 4.68 4.81 1.98 Million [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 41.60 42.60 47.80 32.90 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 45.80 45.20 46.30 40.50 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 369800.00 346000.00 384900.00 195500.00 [+]
Full Time Employment 970100.00 804000.00 970100.00 67900.00 [+]


Palestine Unemployment Rate Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
27.00 25.70 35.60 8.80 1995 - 2017 percent Quarterly



unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
Italy 11.70 Mar/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
Canada 6.50 Apr/17
Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Mar/17
United States 4.40 Apr/17
South Korea 4.00 Apr/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
Mexico 3.19 Mar/17
Japan 2.80 Mar/17