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82.1% of women holding bachelor degrees are unemployed

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AMMAN — The third quarter 2021 report on the unemployment rates in Jordan issued by the Department of Statistics showed a decrease in unemployment rates compared to the second quarter of 2021, Ammon News said quoting Sisterhood is Global Institute Jordan. اضافة اعلان

According to SIGI, the unemployment rates in Jordan in the third quarter of 2021 decreased to 30.8 percent among females and 21.2 percent among males, compared to the second quarter of 2021, when they were 33.1 percent among females and 22.7 percent among males.

Jordanian women made up 14.5 percent of the labor force in the third quarter of 2021, while it constituted 13.9 percent of the labor force in the second quarter of 2021.

By the end of 2020, the estimated population of Jordan stood at 10.806 million, 5.084 million of which were females and 5.722 million males. Females aged 15 and above numbered 3.276 million that year. The number of women who were economically active in the third quarter of 2021 stood at 475,020, while it stood at 455,364 in the second quarter of 2021.

The unemployment rate among women reached its highest levels in 1993, at 36.7 percent, while the lowest was recorded in 2004, at 16.5 percent.

The difficult conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning of 2020 had a significant negative impact on both male and female workers in general, and more so on those in the informal sector and day laborers. The pandemic also affected many small- and medium-size enterprises, resulting in job losses and total or partial disruption of economic activity, in no small measure due to the precautionary measures taken by Jordan, which began to wane gradually.

The proportion of unemployed women holding a bachelor’s degree is 82.1 percent, while among men with the same qualification, the figure stands at 27.72 percent.

According to SIGI, out of every 100 women above the age of 15 in Jordan, 86 are economically inactive, nine are working women and five are unemployed.


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