Jordan Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 35.03%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 35.14%, a 0.23% decline from 2017.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 35.37%, a 0.26% decline 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 55.97%
Libya 50.47%
St. Lucia 45.23%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.68%
Bosnia 39.70%
Namibia 39.53%
North Macedonia 39.14%
Botswana 37.35%
Gabon 35.95%
Armenia 35.49%
Jordan 35.03%
Montenegro 30.72%
Costa Rica 30.50%
Serbia 30.03%
Algeria 29.51%
Albania 28.13%
Brazil 27.39%
Iran 27.36%
Iraq 25.14%
Mauritius 23.88%
Turkey 23.68%
Jamaica 22.14%
Guyana 21.28%
Colombia 19.04%
Venezuela 18.78%
Samoa 18.13%
Lebanon 17.61%
Maldives 16.76%
Russia 16.12%
Romania 15.43%
Suriname 15.31%
Belize 15.12%
Fiji 14.83%
Azerbaijan 14.56%
Dominican Republic 13.47%
Equatorial Guinea 12.31%
Paraguay 11.42%
Malaysia 11.26%
China 10.33%
Bulgaria 9.87%
Belarus 9.71%
Ecuador 8.94%
Peru 8.37%
Turkmenistan 8.27%
Mexico 7.07%
Guatemala 4.99%
Cuba 4.20%
Kazakhstan 3.88%
Thailand 3.87%
Tonga 3.59%
Jordan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 35.03% -0.11%
2018 35.14% -0.23%
2017 35.37% -0.26%
2016 35.63% 4.73%
2015 30.90% 2.41%
2014 28.49% -1.44%
2013 29.93% 0.99%
2012 28.94% -1.18%
2011 30.12% 1.19%
2010 28.93% -0.19%
2009 29.12% 0.63%
2008 28.49% -0.51%
2007 28.99% -1.41%
2006 30.40% -1.21%
2005 31.61% 0.40%
2004 31.21% 0.30%
2003 30.92% -1.51%
2002 32.43% 1.47%
2001 30.96% 1.65%
2000 29.31% 0.00%
1999 29.31% 0.29%
1998 29.02% 0.17%
1997 28.85% 0.07%
1996 28.78% -1.38%
1995 30.16% -4.14%
1994 34.30% -4.38%
1993 38.67% 0.98%
1992 37.69% 0.29%
1991 37.40% 0.29%