The jobless rate in Jordan increased to 18.7 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 18.4 percent in the previous three month period. The unemployment rate dropped for females (26.8 percent from 27.8 percent in Q1) while it went up to 16.6 percent for males (from 16 percent). Unemployment Rate in Jordan averaged 13.62 percent from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 18.70 percent in the second quarter of 2018 and a record low of 10.80 percent in the second quarter of 2007.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-28 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 18.5% 18.5% 18.1%
2018-06-04 08:10 AM Unemployment Rate 18.4% 18.5% 18.3%
2018-09-05 01:30 PM Unemployment Rate 18.7% 18.4% 18.8%
2018-11-29 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 18.7% 18.9%


Jordan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 18.70 18.40 18.70 10.80 percent [+]
Population 10.11 9.80 10.11 0.84 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 35.70 36.50 40.60 35.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9020.00 9353.00 13572.00 7558.00 Hundred [+]
Employment Rate 29.00 29.80 35.80 29.00 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 2148.00 2168.00 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18.70 18.40 18.70 10.80 2005 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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