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.