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Unemployment rate 13.6% in Q4 of 2015 — DoS

By JT - Feb 07,2016 - Last updated at Feb 07,2016

AMMAN — The unemployment rate in the Kingdom stood at 13.6 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2015, according to Department of Statistics (DoS) figures announced on Sunday.

The jobless rate among men stood at 11.7 per cent, while it reached 23 per cent among women, according to a DoS report.

Madaba Governorate registered the highest rate of unemployment with 32.2 per cent, while the lowest rate was registered in Amman with 10.1 per cent, the report showed.

DoS said 61.4 per cent of male workers did not complete high school, compared with 12.9 per cent of female employees.

The figures also revealed that women who hold a bachelor's degree and above constitute 62.5 per cent of female workers, compared to 20.5 per cent for males.



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