Israel’s Illegal Blockade of Palestinian Civilians in Gaza has doubled Unemployment to 50%

The General Federation of Palestinian Labor Unions reported, on Thursday, that the unemployment rate in the besieged Gaza Strip has doubled since Israel imposed a land, sea and air blockade 12 years ago.

The federation said, in a statement, that while the unemployment rate had reached 27.2% before the blockade, it has now reached 50%, including 283,000 workers considered unemployed in 2018.

The statement added that the poverty rate has reached 80%, indicating critical deterioration in the standard of living and economic performance in the Gaza Strip.

via Israel’s Illegal Blockade of Palestinian Civilians in Gaza has doubled Unemployment to 50%

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