Jordan's Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged, at 18.5 Percent

Published March 1st, 2018 - 02:50 GMT
Unemployment among males stood at 16 percent, while among females it was 27 percent. (Khalil Mazraawi/ AFP)
Unemployment among males stood at 16 percent, while among females it was 27 percent. (Khalil Mazraawi/ AFP)

The unemployment rate reached 18.5 per cent during the last quarter of last year, the Department of Statistics (DoS) said this week.

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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