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‘Unemployment among university graduates 20.2% in Q1’

By JT - Apr 26,2016 - Last updated at Apr 26,2016

AMMAN — Unemployment rate among Jordanians who hold university degrees stands at 20.2 per cent, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the Department of Statistics (DoS) covering the first quarter of 2016. Unemployment among males who hold bachelor’s degrees and higher reached 22.2 per cent, while among females, the rate stood at 76.7 per cent, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported, citing DoS figures.

The Kingdom’s general unemployment rate in the January-March period stood at 14.6 per cent — 12.7 per cent among males and 23.7 per cent for females. In terms of governorates, Irbid registered the highest joblessness rate (18.5 per cent), while Amman had the lowest (11 per cent), according to Petra.

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ONE THING IS TO HAVE THE DIAGNOSIS OF ANY DISEASE AND ANOTHER IS TO DESIGN A TREATMENT. THE PROBLEM WITH THE UNEMPLOYMENT IN JORDAN IS THE FACT THAT THE COUNTRY IS MUCH MORE DEPENDENT IN DONORS, AIDS, HAND OUTS AND NO STRUCTURAL PLANNING. JORDAN HAS LOTS OF WELL EDUCATED AND FIRST CLASS BRAINS IN ENGINEERING SO WHY NOT INVEST IN HIGH TECH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION FOR THESE BRILLIANT ENGINEERS TO BE PRODUCTIVE. JORDAN HAS ONE OF THE MOST AND BEST TOURIST SITES IN THE WORLD, WHY NOT EXPAND AND MARKET IT. HOW ABOUT MEDICAL TOURISM, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN JORDAN AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS?????????????????????

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