The Impact of Poor Labor Market Opportunities in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank

Birzeit Student’s Graduation

The remarkable educational attainment of the Palestinians coincides with a period of stark economic deterioration amongst the educated. While Palestine boasts a literacy rate of 96.3 percent and currently has 207,362 university students with 40,734 graduates in the 2018–2019 academic year, an unemployment rate of 58 percent among graduates aged 20–29…