Jordan Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2021 was 19.25%, a 0.23% increase from 2020.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2020 was 19.03%, a 2.22% increase from 2019.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2019 was 16.81%, a 1.46% decline from 2018.
  • Jordan unemployment rate for 2018 was 18.27%, a 0.13% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
South Africa 33.56%
Botswana 24.72%
Gabon 22.27%
Namibia 21.68%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 21.62%
Armenia 20.90%
Libya 19.58%
Jordan 19.25%
Montenegro 18.49%
Costa Rica 17.95%
St. Lucia 16.91%
Guyana 16.43%
North Macedonia 16.20%
Bosnia 15.22%
Lebanon 14.49%
Brazil 14.40%
Colombia 14.34%
Iraq 14.19%
Turkey 13.39%
Algeria 12.70%
Albania 11.82%
Serbia 11.81%
Iran 11.46%
Suriname 10.07%
Samoa 9.84%
Equatorial Guinea 9.25%
Jamaica 9.18%
Dominican Republic 8.50%
Belize 8.22%
Mauritius 7.41%
Paraguay 7.21%
Azerbaijan 6.58%
Ecuador 6.43%
Venezuela 6.41%
Maldives 6.08%
Bulgaria 5.42%
Fiji 5.24%
Romania 5.17%
Turkmenistan 5.08%
Russia 5.01%
Kazakhstan 4.90%
Peru 4.83%
China 4.82%
Belarus 4.74%
Malaysia 4.61%
Mexico 4.38%
Tonga 3.97%
Guatemala 3.57%
Cuba 2.76%
Thailand 1.42%
Jordan Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 19.25% 0.23%
2020 19.03% 2.22%
2019 16.81% -1.46%
2018 18.27% 0.13%
2017 18.14% 2.86%
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% 0.22%
2004 14.58% 0.08%
2003 14.50% -0.80%
2002 15.30% 0.60%
2001 14.70% 1.00%
2000 13.70% -0.01%
1999 13.71% 0.00%
1998 13.70% 0.02%
1997 13.69% -0.01%
1996 13.70% -0.90%
1995 14.60% -2.57%
1994 17.17% -2.53%
1993 19.70% 0.43%
1992 19.27% -0.24%
1991 19.51% -0.24%