West Bank and Gaza Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 24.90%, a 0.99% decline 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.
  • West Bank and Gaza unemployment rate for 2018 was 26.26%, a 0.58% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Djibouti 28.39%
Eswatini 25.76%
West Bank and Gaza 24.90%
Lesotho 24.60%
Republic of Congo 23.01%
Sudan 19.81%
Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
Cabo Verde 15.42%
Zambia 13.03%
Morocco 11.47%
Mauritania 11.46%
Georgia 10.66%
Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
Lao PDR 1.26%
Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
West Bank and Gaza Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 24.90% -0.99%
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% -0.11%
1997 10.83% -0.20%
1996 11.03% -0.07%
1995 11.10% -0.05%
1994 11.15% -0.14%
1993 11.29% -0.01%
1992 11.31% -0.30%
1991 11.60% -0.30%