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Unemployment Rate Exceeds 20% in Q2, says Statistics Bureau

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RAMALLAH, August 15, 2013 (WAFA) – Unemployment among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip reached 20.6% in the second quarter of this year based on International Labor Organization standards, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said Thursday.

The unemployment rate in the Gaza Strip was 27.9% compared with 16.8% in the West Bank, it said, adding that the unemployment rate for males in Palestine was 17.6% compared with 33.6% for females.

The highest unemployment rate in the second quarter was 37.2% among youth aged 20 to 24 years and the unemployment rate among females with 13 years of schooling or more was 45.2%.

The highest unemployment rate in the West Bank governorates was in Hebron with 22.1%. In Gaza Strip, the highest unemployment rate was in Rafah with 32%.

However, according to the relaxed definition of unemployment in Palestine, the unemployment rate decreased from 27.5% in the first quarter 2013 to 24.5% in the second quarter.

The services sector was the biggest employer in the local market with 33.1% in the West Bank and 50.2% in Gaza Strip.

The public sector employed 22.5% of those in employment: 36.2% in Gaza Strip and 16.4% in the West Bank.

The average daily wage for waged employees in the West Bank was 88.6 Israeli shekels (app.  $25) compared with 63.2 shekels (app. $18) in Gaza Strip.

The average weekly hours worked by waged employees in the West Bank was 43.5 per week in the first quarter 2013 compared with 44.2 in the second quarter 2013.

The average number of days worked per month increased from 22.2 to 22.7 over the same period.

The average number of hours worked per week in Gaza Strip was 36.6 hours per week in the first quarter 2013 compared with 39.1 in the second quarter 2013, while the average number of days worked per month increased from 23.3 to 23.5 days over the same period.

The number of employed persons from the West Bank in Israel and Israeli settlements increased from 93,000 in the first quarter 2013 to 96,000 in the second quarter. Of these, 48,000 had a permit, 34,000 worked without a permit and 14,000 employed persons have an Israeli identity card or foreign passport.

The number of employees in Israeli settlements increased from 16,000 in the first quarter to 20,000 in the second quarter 2013, with 57.6% of employed in Israel and Israeli settlements work in the construction sector.

The average daily wage for persons employed in Israel and Israeli settlements increased from 167.6 shekels (app. $48) in the first quarter 2013 to 172.1 shekels (app. $50) in the second quarter.

M.S.

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