10,000 of Jordanian female workers make less than JD 200 a month: SIGI

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Published: 2021-04-18 13:53

Last Updated: 2021-05-06 15:03


10,000 of Jordanian female workers make less than JD 200 a month: SIGI
10,000 of Jordanian female workers make less than JD 200 a month: SIGI

Sunday, the Solidarity is Global Institute (SIGI), also known as Tadamon, published figures based on studies conducted in the local labor market,  the most notable of which is that there are approximately 250,000 Jordanian working women in the Kingdom, 10,000 of whom make less than JD 200 a month.

Below are some of the other important figures about Jordanian female workers in Jordan:

  • One out of every five Jordanian workers is a woman.
  • The capital has the highest percentage of female workers and Aqaba has the lowest percentage.
  • 66 percent of working women hold a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • 60 percent of working women are married or have been married.
  • 36 percent of working women are in their thirties.
  • 40 percent of working women are employed in the education sector and 15 percent work in health and social services.
  • Only three percent of working women are self-employed.
  • Half of female workers work in the public sector.