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Unemployment rate drops during last quarter of 2013

By Petra - Jan 15,2014 - Last updated at Jan 15,2014

AMMAN — The unemployment rate for the last quarter of 2013 stood at 11 per cent compared with 14 per cent during the previous quarter, a report by the Department of Statistics (DoS) said on Wednesday. The DoS survey said the unemployment rate was 9.5 per cent among males compared with 18.7 per cent in females. The figures also revealed a 1.5 per cent decline in the unemployment rate  in the last quarter last year compared with the same quarter in 2012, when it was 12.5 per cent.

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