Human Resources Information (HRI): Unemployment
Executive Summary: The total estimated population of Jordan stands at 5,4 millions in 2003 among which 1,200,00 are the labour force. According to the Department of Statistics, the unemployment rate is around 15% of the labour force that means that some 160,000 Jordanians who want to work are without a job. Yet this general figure concerning the whole country conceals important differences according to the gender, age, training level, and governorate.
This first common analysis reveals the need to improve the channels to successfully manage the transition from education to labour market, especially for young people, to develop training and work opportunities for women, with more support in rural governorates. Being young and being women represent a double source of difficulties to find a permanent job in Jordan.
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