West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

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 2022 was 35.95%, a 5.5% decline from 2021.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 41.45%, a 0.42% decline from 2020.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 41.87%, a 1.89% increase from 2019.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 39.98%, a 2.08% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.14%
Eswatini 48.25%
Republic of Congo 42.09%
Tunisia 40.58%
West Bank and Gaza 35.95%
Sudan 34.05%
Georgia 30.38%
Bhutan 29.61%
Cabo Verde 29.33%
Angola 28.01%
Lesotho 25.16%
Sri Lanka 24.74%
Mauritania 24.28%
Morocco 23.84%
Sao Tome and Principe 21.40%
India 17.83%
Egypt 15.72%
Indonesia 14.05%
Bangladesh 12.54%
Honduras 12.45%
Kenya 12.15%
Mongolia 11.53%
Vanuatu 10.99%
Uzbekistan 10.97%
Myanmar 10.02%
Nicaragua 9.70%
Pakistan 9.69%
Zambia 8.21%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.18%
El Salvador 7.49%
Philippines 7.19%
Nigeria 6.82%
Cameroon 6.61%
Ghana 6.60%
Lao PDR 6.32%
Bolivia 6.27%
Vietnam 5.92%
Papua New Guinea 4.93%
Timor-Leste 3.93%
Solomon Islands 3.07%
Moldova 2.82%
Cambodia 0.78%
Kiribati 0.00%
Micronesia 0.00%
Ukraine 0.00%
Kosovo 0.00%
West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 35.95% -5.50%
2021 41.45% -0.42%
2020 41.87% 1.89%
2019 39.98% -2.08%
2018 42.06% 0.35%
2017 41.71% 3.32%
2016 38.39% 1.28%
2015 37.12% 0.85%
2014 36.26% -0.79%
2013 37.06% 2.45%
2012 34.60% 3.40%
2011 31.20% -4.97%
2010 36.17% 2.19%
2009 33.99% -3.30%
2008 37.28% 6.28%
2007 31.00% 1.16%
2006 29.84% -2.08%
2005 31.92% -3.67%
2004 35.59% 0.18%
2003 35.41% -3.30%
2002 38.71% 7.46%
2001 31.25% 15.45%
2000 15.80% 0.28%
1999 15.52% -0.07%
1998 15.59% -0.06%
1997 15.65% 0.04%
1996 15.61% 0.12%
1995 15.48% 0.22%
1994 15.26% -0.23%
1993 15.49% 0.12%
1992 15.37% -0.24%
1991 15.62% 15.62%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%