West Bank and Gaza Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

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 2022 was 25.72%, a 0.67% decline from 2021.
  • West Bank and Gaza unemployment rate for 2021 was 26.39%, a 0.5% increase from 2020.
  • West Bank and Gaza unemployment rate for 2020 was 25.89%, a 0.55% increase from 2019.
  • West Bank and Gaza unemployment rate for 2019 was 25.34%, a 0.92% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 27.93%
West Bank and Gaza 25.72%
Eswatini 24.39%
Republic of Congo 21.80%
Sudan 18.73%
Lesotho 18.04%
Tunisia 16.12%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.32%
Cabo Verde 13.57%
Georgia 11.31%
Mauritania 11.11%
Morocco 10.49%
Angola 10.21%
Mongolia 8.25%
India 7.33%
Honduras 7.10%
Egypt 6.96%
Sri Lanka 6.71%
Pakistan 6.42%
Zambia 6.13%
Uzbekistan 6.01%
Nigeria 5.76%
Nicaragua 5.57%
Kenya 5.50%
Timor-Leste 4.86%
Bangladesh 4.70%
Kyrgyz Republic 4.57%
Bolivia 4.42%
Cameroon 4.00%
Ghana 3.87%
El Salvador 3.82%
Bhutan 3.60%
Indonesia 3.55%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Lao PDR 2.63%
Moldova 2.28%
Philippines 2.24%
Vanuatu 2.09%
Vietnam 1.92%
Solomon Islands 1.54%
Cambodia 0.36%
West Bank and Gaza Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 25.72% -0.67%
2021 26.39% 0.50%
2020 25.89% 0.55%
2019 25.34% -0.92%
2018 26.26% 0.58%
2017 25.68% 1.74%
2016 23.94% 0.94%
2015 23.00% 2.47%
2014 20.53% 0.64%
2013 19.89% 0.69%
2012 19.20% 1.60%
2011 17.60% -3.82%
2010 21.42% 0.97%
2009 20.45% -2.46%
2008 22.91% 4.63%
2007 18.28% -0.73%
2006 19.01% -1.01%
2005 20.02% -3.19%
2004 23.21% 0.21%
2003 23.00% -4.46%
2002 27.46% 5.97%
2001 21.49% 10.86%
2000 10.63% -0.01%
1999 10.64% -0.08%
1998 10.72% -0.12%
1997 10.84% -0.22%
1996 11.06% -0.07%
1995 11.13% -0.05%
1994 11.18% -0.15%
1993 11.33% -0.01%
1992 11.35% -0.32%
1991 11.67% -0.32%