Information on employment and wages/earnings is available in Palau through the Census of Population and also through the Department of Labor and Social Security. These statistics provide information about the occupations, areas of activity and earnings of employed people in Palau.

Working age population, Employed, and Unemployed, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2015

Indicators1995200020052015
Persons 16 years and over 12,114 14,241 14,755 13,823
   In labor force 8,368 9,607 10,203 10,693
      Employed 7,759 9,383 9,777 10,516
         Employed, male 4,718 5,827 5,982 5,810
         Employed, female 3,041 3,556 3,795 4,706
Employed, private 5,098 6,338 6,389 5,138
Employed, public 2,661 2,745 3,388 3,247
      Unemployed 588 224 426 177
         Unemployed, male 321 121 232 105
         Unemployed, female 267 103 194 72
Unemployment rate7.0%2.3%4.2%1.7%

Source: 1995, 2000, 2005, 2015 Census of Population and Housing