West Bank and Gaza Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • West Bank and Gaza unemployment rate for 2019 was 26.17%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • West Bank and Gaza unemployment rate for 2018 was 26.26%, a 0.58% increase from 2017.
  • West Bank and Gaza unemployment rate for 2017 was 25.68%, a 1.74% increase from 2016.
  • West Bank and Gaza unemployment rate for 2016 was 23.94%, a 0.93% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 26.17%
Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
West Bank and Gaza Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 26.17% -0.09%
2018 26.26% 0.58%
2017 25.68% 1.74%
2016 23.94% 0.93%
2015 23.01% 2.48%
2014 20.53% 0.63%
2013 19.89% 0.69%
2012 19.20% 1.61%
2011 17.60% -3.82%
2010 21.42% 0.96%
2009 20.45% -2.46%
2008 22.91% 4.63%
2007 18.28% -0.73%
2006 19.01% -1.00%
2005 20.02% -3.20%
2004 23.22% 0.21%
2003 23.00% -4.46%
2002 27.47% 5.97%
2001 21.49% 10.87%
2000 10.63% -0.02%
1999 10.64% 0.05%
1998 10.60% 0.00%
1997 10.60% -0.01%
1996 10.61% 0.02%
1995 10.60% 0.01%
1994 10.59% 0.02%
1993 10.57% 0.10%
1992 10.48% 0.05%
1991 10.43% 0.05%