Print Edition - 2017-06-04  |  Money Digest

Jordan’s jobless rate at 18.2pc

- Xinhua, AMMAN

Jun 4, 2017-

Jordan’s unemployment has reached an “unprecedented” level unseen in the last 25 years, which would have an effect on the stability and wellbeing of the country, the Jordan Times reported on Friday. The country’s largest English daily newspaper said that the latest figures from the Department of Statistics (DoS) showed the unemployment reached 18.2 percent during the first quarter of 2017, rising by 3.6 per cent compared with the same period last year. By the end of March this year, unemployment among men stood at 13.9 percent, while 33 per cent of women surveyed were unemployed, the DoS reported. In the fourth quarter of last year, the rate of unemployment was 15.8 percent. 


Published: 04-06-2017 09:47

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