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Level of unemployment in the PA rises

Official PA TV News, on the rise in unemployment in the PA in the second quarter of 2016 according to a new survey of the PA Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics 

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The following statistics are shown on a map of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
 

 

West Bank

Gaza Strip

No. of unemployed

155,100

203,600

Percentage of unemployment

18.3%

41.7%

Unemployment rate by gender (i.e., West Bank and Gaza Strip combined)

Women - 44.7%

Men – 22.1%

Employees in the local market - 859,400 (i.e., employed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip)

32%

56%

Absorption capacity in the public sector

15%

37%

Average daily wage

98.3 [Israeli] shekels per employee

56.6 [Israeli] shekels per employee

 

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