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Unemployment rate remains at 18.5% in last quarter of 2017

By JT - Feb 28,2018 - Last updated at Feb 28,2018

AMMAN  — The unemployment rate reached 18.5 per cent during the last quarter of last year, the Department of Statistics (DoS) said on Wednesday.

The joblessness rate remained unchanged compared with the third quarter of last year, according to a statement from the DoS.

Unemployment among males stood at 16 per cent, while among females it was 27 per cent. Taking gender into consideration, data shows that the rate among males rose by 0.7 per cent while it decreased among females by 2.5 per cent during the last quarter of 2017 compared to the previous quarter.

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