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ANALYSIS OF UNEMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES IN PALESTINE BETWEEN 2000 AND 2015

Ahmed Salama
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Ahmed Salama: Károly Ihrig Doctoral School of Management and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

SEA - Practical Application of Science, 2017, issue 15, 381-387

Abstract: This paper discusses the challenges of unemployment in Palestine between 2000 and 2015. The study aims to understand the trends and sources of unemployment in Palestine. Using the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) data, trend analysis was used to understand the trends of unemployment in both parts of Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip) between 2000 and 2015. The Results showed that there is a downward trend in the unemployment rate in West Bank and an upward trend appears on the unemployment rate in Gaza Strip. The constraints during the second Intifada and the Siege on Gaza Strip are the main factors that affected on unemployment between 2000 and 2015. The economic growth difference in both parts of Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip) can be one of the reasons that affecting on unemployment besides the other reasons. Some solutions are introduced for unemployment challenge in Palestine beside the solution of lack of independence issue.

Keywords: Unemployment; Palestine; Lack of independence; Labour market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 F66 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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