West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 39.62%, a 2.33% decline from 2020.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 41.96%, a 1.95% increase from 2019.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 40.01%, a 2.01% decline from 2018.
  • West Bank and Gaza youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 42.02%, a 0.43% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 79.91%
Eswatini 50.90%
Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
Lao PDR 3.32%
Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 39.62% -2.33%
2020 41.96% 1.95%
2019 40.01% -2.01%
2018 42.02% 0.43%
2017 41.59% 3.36%
2016 38.24% 1.29%
2015 36.95% 0.87%
2014 36.08% -0.82%
2013 36.90% 2.37%
2012 34.52% 3.33%
2011 31.19% -5.03%
2010 36.22% 2.12%
2009 34.09% -3.37%
2008 37.46% 6.24%
2007 31.22% 1.19%
2006 30.03% -2.10%
2005 32.13% -3.65%
2004 35.78% 0.20%
2003 35.58% -3.23%
2002 38.82% 7.48%
2001 31.34% 15.49%
2000 15.84% -0.12%
1999 15.96% -0.15%
1998 16.12% -0.18%
1997 16.29% -0.28%
1996 16.57% -0.16%
1995 16.73% -0.12%
1994 16.85% -0.23%
1993 17.08% -0.08%
1992 17.15% -0.39%
1991 17.55% -0.39%