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Unemployment at 23.2% in Q3 of 2021 — DoS

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The unemployment rate among males reached 21.2 percent and 30.8 percent for females, in the Q3 of 2021, the male rate remained the same and female rate rose by 2.8 percent, compared to Q3 of 2020. (Photo: Pixabay)
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AMMAN — The unemployment rate went down by 1.6 percent reaching 23.2 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021, compared with the second quarter (Q2) of the same year, and dropped 0.7 percent from the same period last year, according to the Department of Statistics’ (DoS) quarterly report.اضافة اعلان

According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the report showed that the unemployment rate among males reached 21.2 percent and 30.8 percent for females, the male rate remained the same and female rate rose by 2.8 percent, compared to Q3 of 2020.

In Q3 of 2021, male and female unemployment both dropped by 1.5 and 2.3 percent respectively, compared with Q2 of the same year.

Also, unemployment surged among university degree holders (calculated by dividing the number of unemployed individuals holding a bachelor's degree and higher by the number of unemployed persons holding the same qualification), reaching 27.8 percent, compared to other educational levels.

The figures indicated that 56.2 percent of the total unemployed were holders of secondary school certificates or higher, and that 43.8 percent of the total unemployed had educational qualifications below high school.

At the governorate level, the highest unemployment rate was recorded in Tafileh Governorate, at 29 percent, while the lowest unemployment rate was in Madaba Governorate, at 20.3 percent.

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