Jordan Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2020 was 18.50%, a 1.65% increase from 2019.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.85%, a 0.56% increase from 2018.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2018 was 16.29%, a 0.51% increase from 2017.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2017 was 15.78%, a 0.5% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 28.74%
Gabon 20.47%
Namibia 20.35%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 20.27%
Armenia 20.21%
Libya 19.39%
Jordan 18.50%
North Macedonia 18.40%
Botswana 17.70%
St. Lucia 17.13%
Costa Rica 17.08%
Bosnia 16.85%
Montenegro 15.86%
Guyana 15.82%
Colombia 15.44%
Turkey 13.92%
Iraq 13.74%
Brazil 13.67%
Algeria 12.83%
Albania 11.70%
Iran 10.96%
Equatorial Guinea 9.15%
Venezuela 9.14%
Serbia 9.08%
Dominican Republic 8.90%
Samoa 8.87%
Suriname 8.65%
Jamaica 8.40%
Belize 7.82%
Paraguay 7.61%
Maldives 7.18%
Mauritius 7.11%
Lebanon 6.61%
Azerbaijan 6.27%
Peru 6.24%
Ecuador 6.23%
Kazakhstan 6.05%
Russia 5.73%
Bulgaria 5.71%
Belarus 5.28%
China 5.00%
Romania 4.84%
Fiji 4.79%
Mexico 4.71%
Guatemala 4.65%
Malaysia 4.55%
Turkmenistan 4.38%
Tonga 4.37%
Cuba 3.87%
Thailand 1.02%
Jordan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 18.50% 1.65%
2019 16.85% 0.56%
2018 16.29% 0.51%
2017 15.78% 0.50%
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% 0.13%
2004 14.67% 0.17%
2003 14.50% -0.80%
2002 15.30% 0.60%
2001 14.70% 1.00%
2000 13.70% -0.04%
1999 13.74% 0.05%
1998 13.69% 0.00%
1997 13.69% -0.01%
1996 13.70% -0.90%
1995 14.60% -2.49%
1994 17.09% -2.61%
1993 19.70% 0.21%
1992 19.49% 0.13%
1991 19.36% 0.13%