West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 41.96%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 42.07%, a 0.41% increase from 2017.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 41.66%, a 3.37% increase from 2016.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 38.29%, a 1.28% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 41.96% -0.11%
2018 42.07% 0.41%
2017 41.66% 3.37%
2016 38.29% 1.28%
2015 37.01% 0.88%
2014 36.13% -0.86%
2013 37.00% 2.38%
2012 34.62% 3.33%
2011 31.29% -5.02%
2010 36.30% 2.15%
2009 34.16% -3.34%
2008 37.50% 6.29%
2007 31.21% 1.22%
2006 29.98% -2.07%
2005 32.05% -3.63%
2004 35.69% 0.22%
2003 35.47% -3.24%
2002 38.71% 7.49%
2001 31.22% 15.44%
2000 15.78% 0.05%
1999 15.72% 0.13%
1998 15.60% 0.03%
1997 15.57% -0.07%
1996 15.65% 0.07%
1995 15.58% 0.09%
1994 15.49% 0.02%
1993 15.47% 0.25%
1992 15.22% -0.10%
1991 15.32% -0.10%