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Statistics put jobless rate at 13.8%

By JT - Oct 21,2015 - Last updated at Oct 21,2015

AMMAN — The unemployment rate in Jordan stood at 13.8 per cent during the third quarter of this year, according to Department of Statistics (DoS) figures.

The jobless rate among men stood at 11.1 per cent while it reached 25.1 per cent among women, the report said.

The unemployment rate among university graduates, including bachelor’s degree holders and above totalled 21.2 per cent.

The jobless rate among holders of secondary school certificates and above, recorded 61.7 per cent. Moreover, the jobless rate was 38.3 per cent among those who did not complete high school, according to DoS. 

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The unemployment rates shall remain a burden for the Jordanian population until the economy is injected with a strong dose of adrenaline.

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