Unemployment is the responsibility of the state, says labor minister

419,000 individuals currently unemployed across the Kingdom

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AMMAN — Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply and Minister of Labor Youssef Al-Shamali, emphasized that unemployment is not just the responsibility of the Ministry of Labor, citing Article 6 of the Constitution, but it is also a state responsibility.اضافة اعلان

By the end of last year, the number of unemployed individuals in Jordan had reached 419,000, according to Shamali.

The latest report from the Department of Statistics indicates that the unemployment rate currently stands at 21.95 percent, showing a slight decrease from previous figures. Reported Amman Net.

Youth unemployment and education-job market mismatch
Minister Shamali acknowledged that youth unemployment rates are particularly high, stating that this is a common phenomenon in countries worldwide.

He emphasized that the primary reason for the alarming unemployment figures in Jordan is the mismatch between educational qualifications and the demands of the job market.

Many graduates hold degrees in traditional fields that are not currently in high demand, exacerbating the unemployment crisis, he added.

Government efforts to address unemployment
Minister Shamali highlighted the Ministry of Labor's commitment to combating unemployment through major programs.

One such initiative is the National Employment Program, which aims to connect job seekers with potential employers. Since its launch eight months ago, the program has successfully appointed over 23,000 Jordanians to various positions.

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