Jordan Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 37.28%, a 0.57% increase from 2018.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 36.71%, a 0.54% increase from 2017.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 36.17%, a 0.54% increase from 2016.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 35.63%, a 4.73% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Jordan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 37.28% 0.57%
2018 36.71% 0.54%
2017 36.17% 0.54%
2016 35.63% 4.73%
2015 30.90% 2.43%
2014 28.47% -1.39%
2013 29.86% 1.01%
2012 28.85% -1.19%
2011 30.04% 1.14%
2010 28.90% -0.37%
2009 29.27% 0.53%
2008 28.74% -0.56%
2007 29.30% -1.39%
2006 30.69% -1.31%
2005 32.00% 0.39%
2004 31.61% 0.41%
2003 31.20% -1.62%
2002 32.82% 1.56%
2001 31.26% 1.69%
2000 29.57% 0.06%
1999 29.51% 0.25%
1998 29.26% 0.22%
1997 29.04% 0.16%
1996 28.88% -1.48%
1995 30.36% -4.03%
1994 34.39% -4.35%
1993 38.74% 0.70%
1992 38.04% 0.76%
1991 37.28% 0.76%