The jobless rate in Jordan increased to 19 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 18.4 percent in corresponding period of the previous year. The unemployment rate rose for females (28.9 percent from 27.8 in Q1 2018) and for males (16.4 percent from 16 percent). Unemployment Rate in Jordan averaged 13.92 percent from 2005 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 19 percent in the first quarter of 2019 and a record low of 10.80 percent in the second quarter of 2007.

Unemployment Rate in Jordan is expected to be 18.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Jordan to stand at 17.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jordan Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 18.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-05 01:30 PM Unemployment Rate Q2 18.7% 18.4% 18.8%
2018-12-03 09:30 AM Unemployment Rate Q3 18.6% 18.7% 18.9%
2019-03-04 10:20 AM Unemployment Rate Q4 18.7% 18.6% 17.90%
2019-06-03 09:30 AM Unemployment Rate Q1 19% 18.7% 18.00%
2019-08-28 09:30 AM Unemployment Rate Q2 19% 18.00%
2019-11-29 09:30 AM Unemployment Rate Q3 17.90%


Jordan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 19.00 18.70 19.00 10.80 percent [+]
Population 10.31 10.11 10.31 0.84 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 35.10 35.80 40.60 35.10 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9037.00 9213.00 13572.00 7558.00 Hundred [+]
Employment Rate 28.40 29.10 35.80 28.40 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2119.00 2125.00 2308.00 1279.00 Hundred [+]


Jordan Unemployment Rate

In Jordan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Jordan Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jordan Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.00 18.70 19.00 10.80 2005 - 2019 percent Quarterly




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Brazil 12.30 May/19
Argentina 10.10 Mar/19
Italy 9.90 May/19
France 8.70 Mar/19
Euro Area 7.50 May/19
India 6.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 5.70 Mar/19
Canada 5.50 Jun/19
Australia 5.20 Jun/19
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Russia 4.40 Jun/19
South Korea 4.00 Jun/19
United Kingdom 3.80 May/19
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China 3.67 Mar/19
Mexico 3.50 May/19
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Germany 3.10 May/19
Japan 2.40 May/19
Singapore 2.20 Mar/19
Switzerland 2.10 Jun/19


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