The jobless rate in Jordan increased to 19.1 percent in the third quarter of 2019 from 18.6 percent in corresponding period of the previous year. The unemployment rate rose for females (27.5 percent from 27.1 in Q3 2018) and for males (17.1 percent from 16.3 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.

Unemployment Rate in Jordan is expected to be 19.00 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 18.50 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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Jordan Unemployment Rate

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



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-04 10:20 AM Q4 18.7% 18.6% 17.90%
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%
2020-02-28 10:00 AM Q4 19.1% 19.00%


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.

Jordan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 19.10 19.20 19.20 10.80 percent [+]
Population 10.31 10.11 10.31 0.84 Million [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 33.60 34.60 40.60 33.60 percent [+]
Employed Persons 7838.00 8173.00 13572.00 7558.00 Hundred [+]
Employment Rate 27.20 28.00 35.80 27.20 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 1927.00 2033.00 2308.00 1279.00 Hundred [+]