West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 40.04%, a 2.03% 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 46.22%
West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
Tunisia 35.78%
Lesotho 34.41%
Sudan 32.12%
Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
Zambia 22.63%
Morocco 22.29%
Congo, Rep. 21.58%
Djibouti 21.57%
Mauritania 20.98%
Sri Lanka 20.79%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
Nigeria 17.69%
Angola 16.26%
Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
Lao PDR 1.67%
Myanmar 1.50%
Solomon Islands 1.11%
Cambodia 0.37%
West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 40.04% -2.03%
2018 42.07% 0.41%
2017 41.66% 3.37%
2016 38.29% 1.28%
2015 37.01% 0.88%
2014 36.13% -0.87%
2013 37.00% 2.38%
2012 34.62% 3.33%
2011 31.29% -5.01%
2010 36.30% 2.14%
2009 34.16% -3.34%
2008 37.50% 6.29%
2007 31.21% 1.23%
2006 29.98% -2.07%
2005 32.05% -3.64%
2004 35.69% 0.22%
2003 35.47% -3.24%
2002 38.71% 7.49%
2001 31.22% 15.44%
2000 15.78% -0.12%
1999 15.90% 0.07%
1998 15.83% 0.09%
1997 15.74% 0.05%
1996 15.69% -0.05%
1995 15.74% 0.01%
1994 15.73% 0.03%
1993 15.70% 0.19%
1992 15.51% 0.11%
1991 15.40% 0.11%