West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

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 40.72%, a 0.73% 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 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
West Bank and Gaza Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 40.72% -0.73%
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% -0.11%
1999 15.91% -0.17%
1998 16.08% -0.20%
1997 16.28% -0.31%
1996 16.59% -0.17%
1995 16.76% -0.13%
1994 16.89% -0.25%
1993 17.14% -0.09%
1992 17.23% -0.45%
1991 17.68% -0.45%