Restrictions on movement - Statistics on unemployment and poverty

Published: 
1 Jan 2011

Per capita Gross Domestic Income (GDI) in US dollars*

Year
Total in the Occupied

Territories

In the West Bank**
In the Gaza Strip
1999 1,896 2,113 1,555
2000 1,839 2,035 1,532
2001 1,513 1,662 1,282
2002 1,326 1,452 1,130
2003 1,467 1,621 1,227

Poverty rate by percentage***

Year
Total In the Occupied Territories
In the West Bank**
In the Gaza Strip
1999 20 13 32
2000 27 18 42
2001 37 27 54
2002 51 41 68
2003 47 37 64

Unadjusted unemployment rate by percentage

(Adjusted Unemployment Rate)****

Year
Total in the Occupied Territories
In the West Bank**
In the Gaza Strip
1999 11.8 (21.7) 9.5 (19.9) 16.9 (26)
2000 14.1 (24.7) 12.1 (21.3) 18.7 (31.8)
2001 25.5 (36.2) 22 (30.9) 34.2 (47.7)
2002 31.3 (41.3) 28.2 (38.1) 38 (48)
2003 25.6 (33.) 23.8 (32) 29.2 (36.3)

Notes:

  1. Gross Domestic Income (GDI) measures the overall value of the market of all the goods and services produced within a given economic area during a particular period of time. This figure, which is not substantially different from the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is the indicator used in World Bank reports on which this table is based.
  2. Statistics for the West Bank include East Jerusalem.
  3. The poverty rate is calculated based on daily per capita income below $2.1.
  4. The unadjusted unemployment rate refers to the percentage of individuals in the work force who are actively seeking employment. Adjusted employment also includes "discouraged workers," who are not employed and have stopped seeking jobs due to pessimism regarding the prospect of actually finding work.