Jordan Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2018 was 15.03%, a 0.15% increase from 2017.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2017 was 14.88%, a 0.4% decline from 2016.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2016 was 15.28%, a 2.2% increase from 2015.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2015 was 13.08%, a 1.18% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 26.96%
Namibia 23.10%
North Macedonia 21.55%
St. Lucia 20.87%
Bosnia 20.84%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 19.76%
Gabon 19.49%
Botswana 17.94%
Armenia 17.71%
Libya 17.29%
Montenegro 15.46%
Jordan 15.03%
Albania 13.90%
Serbia 13.51%
Brazil 12.54%
Guyana 12.15%
Algeria 12.15%
Iran 12.00%
Turkey 10.90%
Jamaica 9.45%
Belize 9.37%
Equatorial Guinea 9.16%
Colombia 9.09%
Venezuela 8.37%
Samoa 8.33%
Costa Rica 8.13%
Iraq 7.93%
Suriname 7.63%
Mauritius 6.87%
Lebanon 6.17%
Maldives 6.08%
Dominican Republic 5.83%
Belarus 5.71%
Bulgaria 5.26%
Azerbaijan 5.22%
Kazakhstan 4.89%
Russia 4.74%
Paraguay 4.71%
China 4.42%
Romania 4.30%
Fiji 4.15%
Ecuador 3.91%
Turkmenistan 3.78%
Malaysia 3.36%
Mexico 3.32%
Peru 2.84%
Guatemala 2.73%
Cuba 2.26%
Tonga 1.03%
Thailand 0.67%
Jordan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2018 15.03% 0.15%
2017 14.88% -0.40%
2016 15.28% 2.20%
2015 13.08% 1.18%
2014 11.90% -0.70%
2013 12.60% 0.40%
2012 12.20% -0.70%
2011 12.90% 0.40%
2010 12.50% -0.40%
2009 12.90% 0.20%
2008 12.70% -0.40%
2007 13.10% -0.90%
2006 14.00% -0.80%
2005 14.80% 0.11%
2004 14.70% 0.20%
2003 14.50% -0.80%
2002 15.30% 0.60%
2001 14.70% 1.00%
2000 13.70% -0.18%
1999 13.88% 0.08%
1998 13.80% -0.02%
1997 13.82% 0.12%
1996 13.70% -0.90%
1995 14.60% -2.57%
1994 17.17% -2.53%
1993 19.70% 0.17%
1992 19.53% 0.05%
1991 19.48% 0.05%