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Jordan - Unemployment rate

18.3 (%) in 2018

In 2018, unemployment rate for Jordan was 18.3 %. Though Jordan unemployment rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to increase through 1999 - 2018 period ending at 18.3 % in 2018.

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What is unemployment rate?

Unemployment rate can be defined by either the national definition, the ILO harmonized definition, or the OECD harmonized definition. The OECD harmonized unemployment rate gives the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labor force (the total number of people employed plus unemployed). [OECD Main Economic Indicators, OECD, monthly] As defined by the International Labour Organization, "unemployed workers" are those who are currently not working but are willing and able to work for pay, currently available to work, and have actively searched for work. [ILO, http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/res/index.htm]

What is Jordan unemployment rate?

Date Value Change, %
2018 18.3 0.83 %
2017 18.1 18.66 %
2016 15.3 16.83 %
2015 13.1 10.11 %
2014 11.9 -5.75 %
2013 12.6 3.28 %
2012 12.2 -5.43 %
2011 12.9 3.20 %
2010 12.5 -3.39 %
2009 12.9 2.28 %
2008 12.7 -3.44 %
2007 13.1