Which governorate has the highest unemployment rate in Jordan?

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Published: 2022-06-20 14:02

Last Updated: 2022-07-01 18:41


Which governorate has the highest unemployment rate in Jordan?
Which governorate has the highest unemployment rate in Jordan?

Mafraq Governorate ranked first with the highest unemployment rate in Jordan with a rate of 28.7 percent, while Zarqa had the lowest rate with a rate of 19.2 percent, according to the Department of Statistics (DoS) Monday.

The rate of unemployment for males in Jordan showed a decrease during the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year by 0.9 percentage points. However, it increased for females by 0.8 percentage points.

The percentage of the unemployed varied according to their educational level and gender, as the percentage of females holding a bachelor's degree or higher was 78.7 percent, compared to 24.6 percent for males.

The results indicated that 52.3 percent of the total unemployed were holders of secondary school certificates and above, and that 47.1 percent of the total unemployed had educational qualifications lower than secondary.

The percentage of employed people from the total population aged 15 years and over reached 25.7 percent, and 59.4 percent were concentrated among the employed males in the age group 20-39 years, while the percentage for females was 60.3 percent.