West Bank and Gaza Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 2020 was 27.35%, a 2.01% increase from 2019.
  • West Bank and Gaza unemployment rate for 2019 was 25.34%, a 0.92% 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 27.35%
Lesotho 24.65%
Eswatini 23.40%
Sudan 17.71%
Tunisia 16.69%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.86%
Cabo Verde 13.41%
Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
Djibouti 11.57%
Mauritania 10.66%
Egypt 10.45%
Congo, Rep. 10.27%
Morocco 10.15%
Ukraine 9.48%
Honduras 9.39%
Nigeria 9.01%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.89%
Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
Bangladesh 5.30%
Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
West Bank and Gaza Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 27.35% 2.01%
2019 25.34% -0.92%
2018 26.26% 0.58%
2017 25.68% 1.74%
2016 23.94% 0.93%
2015 23.01% 2.48%
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% -3.20%
2004 23.22% 0.22%
2003 23.00% -4.47%
2002 27.47% 5.98%
2001 21.49% 10.86%
2000 10.63% -0.02%
1999 10.65% 0.04%
1998 10.61% 0.00%
1997 10.61% -0.01%
1996 10.62% 0.00%
1995 10.62% 0.00%
1994 10.62% 0.02%
1993 10.60% 0.10%
1992 10.50% 0.05%
1991 10.45% 0.05%