The jobless rate in Jordan increased to 19.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 18.7 percent in corresponding period of the previous year. The unemployment rate rose for males (17.7 percent from 16.9 percent in Q 4 2018) while declined for females (24.1 percent from 25.7 percent).

Unemployment Rate in Jordan averaged 14.12 percent from 2005 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 19.20 percent in the second quarter of 2019 and a record low of 10.80 percent in the second quarter of 2007. This page provides - Jordan Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Jordan Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Jordan is expected to be 19.50 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 20.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jordan Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 20.50 percent in 2021 and 19.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Jordan Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19.00 19.10 19.20 10.80 2005 - 2019 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-03 09:30 AM Q1 19% 18.7% 18.00%
2019-09-02 09:30 AM Q2 19.2% 19% 18.00%
2019-12-05 09:30 AM Q3 19.1% 19.2% 18.50%
2020-03-09 01:00 AM Q4 19.0% 19.1% 19.00%
2020-06-03 10:00 AM Q1 19.0% 19.3%
2020-09-01 10:00 AM Q2 19.5%
2020-11-29 10:00 AM Q3 19.8%


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.