Return to the Statistics (home) page Learn more about us. If Americans Knew: what every American needs to know about Israel/Palestine
Statistics History Current Situation US Interests Media Analysis About Us
Top Border

Warning: include(script/page-options-top.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/u587354018/domains/ifamericansknew.org/public_html/stat/highest.html on line 93

Warning: include(script/page-options-top.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/u587354018/domains/ifamericansknew.org/public_html/stat/highest.html on line 93

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'script/page-options-top.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/opt/alt/php72/usr/share/pear') in /home/u587354018/domains/ifamericansknew.org/public_html/stat/highest.html on line 93
     

The Economic Impact of the Conflict on Israelis and Palestinians

UN report: At 45%, Gaza unemployment is highest in the world

Haaretz
July 28, 2008

The unemployment rate in the Gaza Strip now stands at 45 percent, higher than anywhere else in the world, according to a report released recently by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Nearly 95 percent of all factories operating in Gaza have been closed down in recent years, says the report. Israel's year long economic blockade on the coastal territory and repeated closure of electricity and fuel sources have also contributed to the humanitarian crisis. According to a separate report published by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the unemployment rate in the West Bank reached 25 percent between July and December 2007 - double the average rate in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Back to topBack to Top

printer symbolPrint this Page

letter symbolEmail this Page

Multimedia

UN Presentation of Right to Food Report

Related Articles

Occupation and Aid

Palestinians Are Being Robbed by Israel

In Gaza, There's No Milk, No Sugar and Tomatoes are Rotting on the Vines

One Big Prison: New Report Warns Against Continued Strangulation of Gaza Strip After Disengagement

Palestinian Malnutrition at African Levels Under Israeli Curbs

More Articles on Economic Impact

Additional Resources

World Bank Report – Twenty-Seven Months – Intifada, Closures and Palestinian Economic Crisis

UN Report – The Right to Food

Organizations

The World Bank

The CIA World Factbook

MIFTAH

The Palestine Monitor


If Americans Knew distributes and posts to our website copyrighted material, sometimes without the permission of the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of the Israel/Palestine conflict. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law since it is being distributed without profit for purely educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

This website is printer-friendly. Please Print this article and share it with your friends and family.