The unemployment rate in Jordan surged to 24.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 19 percent in the same period of the previous year, amid the severe impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the highest jobless rate since the series began in 2005, as the jobless rate for both men (22.6 percent vs 17.7 percent in Q4 2019) and women (32.8 percent vs 24.1 percent) increased. source: Department of Statistics, Jordan

Unemployment Rate in Jordan averaged 14.80 percent from 2005 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 24.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 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 April of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Jordan is expected to be 27.20 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 22.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Jordan Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 19.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Jordan Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
24.70 23.90 24.70 10.80 2005 - 2020 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-03 10:00 AM Q1 19.3% 19.0% 19.3%
2020-09-10 10:00 AM Q2 23% 19.3% 19.5%
2020-12-15 10:00 AM Q3 23.9% 23% 19.8%
2021-03-09 01:00 AM Q4 24.7% 23.9% 25%
2021-06-03 10:00 AM Q1 24.7% 27.2%
2021-09-10 10:00 AM Q2 26.3%
2021-11-29 10:00 AM Q3 25.4%


News Stream
Jordan Jobless Rate Jumps to Highest on Record
The unemployment rate in Jordan surged to 24.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 from 19 percent in the same period of the previous year, amid the severe impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the highest jobless rate since the series began in 2005, as the jobless rate for both men (22.6 percent vs 17.7 percent in Q4 2019) and women (32.8 percent vs 24.1 percent) increased.
2021-03-09
Jordan Jobless Rate Hits Record High of 23%
The unemployment rate in Jordan increased to 23 percent in the second quarter of 2020 from 19.2 percent a year earlier. It is the highest jobless rate since at least 2005. The unemployment rate rose for both males (21.5 percent from 17.1 percent) and females (28.6 percent from 27.2 percent).
2020-09-10
Jordan Jobless Rate Edges Up to 19.3% in Q1
The jobless rate in Jordan went up to 19.3 percent in the first quarter of 2020 from 19 percent in the corresponding period of the previous year. The highest rates of unemployment were recorded in the age group 15-19 (48.3 percent) and 20-24 years (39.7 percent). Among the unemployed, people with a higher degree of education continued to be the most affected. While the jobless rate rose for males (18.1 percent vs 16.4 percent in Q1 2019), it decreased for females (24.4 percent vs 28.9 percent).
2020-06-03

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.