Jordan Unemployment Rate

2000 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | Department of Statistics

Jordan Unemployment Rate increased to 23.00 % in May 2020, from the previously reported number of 19.30 % in Feb 2020. Jordan Unemployment Rate is updated quarterly, available from Feb 2000 to May 2020, with an average rate of 13.75 %. The data reached an all-time high of 23.00 % in May 2020 and a record low of 10.80 % in May 2007. The data is reported by reported by Department of Statistics.

In the latest reports, Jordan Population reached 10.55 million people in Dec 2019. Monthly Earnings of Jordan stood at 705.22 USD in Oct 2017. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 39.19 % in Dec 2020.

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Jordan Unemployment Rate

What was Jordan's Unemployment Rate in May 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
23.00 May 2020 19.30 Feb 2020 10.80 May 2007 23.00 May 2020 % quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.80 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 13.10 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Jun 2020
Armenia (%) 18.10 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 7.00 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Oct 2020
Austria (%) 5.52 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.94 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Jan 2021
Belgium (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.70 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 18.72 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Brazil (%) 14.20 Jan 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - Jan 2021
Brunei (%) 8.37 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 0.10 2017 yearly 2007 - 2017
Canada (%) 8.90 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2020
Chile (%) 11.60 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2009 - Oct 2020
China (%) 4.24 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) 15.77 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) 9.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (%) 8.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 2.79 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 5.80 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Oct 2020
Ecuador (%) 4.96 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2020
Egypt (%) 7.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Estonia (%) 7.70 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 6.20 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Finland (%) 8.20 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1988 - Dec 2020
France (%) 8.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Georgia (%) 11.57 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Germany (%) 4.50 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Sep 2020
Ghana (%) 4.51 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Greece (%) 16.80 Aug 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Aug 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 6.40 Oct 2020 monthly Oct 1981 - Oct 2020
Hungary (%) 4.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2020
Iceland (%) 5.60 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2020
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 7.07 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Iran (%) 10.60 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 7.30 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Israel (%) 4.71 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2012 - Oct 2020
Italy (%) 10.20 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Feb 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 3.00 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1953 - Sep 2020
Jordan (%) 23.00 May 2020 quarterly Feb 2000 - May 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 5.00 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 4.00 Feb 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (%) 29.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2020
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.50 2019 yearly 1992 - 2019
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 8.00 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Lebanon (%) 11.35 2018 yearly 2004 - 2018
Lithuania (%) 10.40 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Luxembourg (%) 6.28 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.70 Jan 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Jan 2021
North Macedonia (%) 16.14 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 5.40 May 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2020
Malta (%) 4.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.26 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2020
Moldova (%) 4.22 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2020
Mongolia (%) 7.57 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Dec 2020
Montenegro (%) 19.00 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 12.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 3.24 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.80 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2020
New Zealand (%) 4.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (%) 27.11 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Norway (%) 5.20 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1989 - Sep 2020
Oman (%) 2.80 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2018 - Oct 2020
Pakistan (%) 5.79 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Palestinian Territory (%) 23.40 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) 7.10 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 8.16 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 16.43 Oct 2020 monthly Mar 2001 - Oct 2020
Philippines (%) 10.00 Jul 2020 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jul 2020
Poland (%) 6.10 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Oct 2020
Portugal (%) 7.50 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 1998 - Oct 2020
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.70 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Feb 2021
Russia (%) 6.35 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 8.98 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Serbia (%) 9.90 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Singapore (%) 3.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1987 - Sep 2020
Slovakia (%) 7.35 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2020
Slovenia (%) 5.10 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1997 - Dec 2020
South Africa (%) 32.50 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Spain (%) 16.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 5.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2020
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 8.91 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1983 - Oct 2020
Switzerland (%) 5.01 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 1.0 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 418.759 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,598.449 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 15.3 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
National Government Debt (USD mn) 37,227.8 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 85.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (JOD bn) 11.211 2026 yearly 1985 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (JOD bn) 31.910 2026 yearly 1988 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (JOD bn) 10.722 2026 yearly 1985 - 2026
Central Govt: Budgetary: Overall Deficit/Surplus: incl Grants (JOD mn) -154.900 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2021
Central Govt: Budgetary: Revenue: Domestic: Tax: Goods and Services (GS) (JOD mn) 305.700 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Nov 2020
Central Govt: Budgetary: Revenue (JOD mn) 525.700 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Feb 2021
Central Govt: Budgetary: Expenditure (JOD mn) 743.900 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Nov 2020
Central Govt: Budgetary: Expenditure: Current (JOD mn) 658.800 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Nov 2020
Central Govt: Budgetary: Revenue: Domestic: Tax (JOD mn) 369.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Nov 2020
Central Govt: Budgetary: Revenue: Domestic: Tax: Income and Profit (IP) (JOD mn) 36.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2020
Central Govt: Budgetary: Expenditure: Capital (JOD mn) 85.100 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Nov 2020
Central Government Debt: Outstanding (JOD mn) 32,063.100 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2020
Central Government Debt: Outstanding: External (JOD mn) 12,989.500 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2020
Central Govt: Gross Domestic Debt (JOD mn) 12,768.700 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.874 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -911.7 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jan 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 639.1 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jan 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) -9.4 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1973 - Jan 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 14,747.518 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 579,801.924 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 15,248.629 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,550.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jan 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 1.1 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1973 - Jan 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 455,623.755 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 169,214.007 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 107.081 Nov 2020 monthly Jun 1986 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 147.424 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 1964 - Dec 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 15.528 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1998 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 254.069 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 1964 - Dec 2020
Exports (JOD th) 453,100.000 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jan 2021
Exports: Domestic: SITC: Crude Materials, Inedible excl Fuels (JOD th) 61,666.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Exports: Domestic: SITC: Chemicals (JOD th) 198,568.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Exports: Domestic: SITC: Food and Live Animals (JOD th) 55,206.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Exports: Domestic: SITC: Manufactured Goods (MG) (JOD th) 33,113.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Exports: Domestic: SITC: Beverages and Tobacco (JOD th) 5,150.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Exports: Domestic: Palestine (JOD th) 9,670.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Exports: Domestic: Lebanon (JOD th) 3,756.400 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Exports: Domestic: Syria (JOD th) 4,265.200 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Exports: Domestic: Bahrain (JOD th) 3,632.500 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Re-Exports (JOD th) 48,300.000 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jan 2021
Exports: Domestic: Libya (JOD th) 1,742.300 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Imports (JOD th) 1,099,500.000 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jan 2021
Imports: SITC: Beverages and Tobacco (JOD th) 13,529.631 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports: SITC: Crude Materials, Inedible excl Fuels (JOD th) 26,775.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports: SITC: Food & Live Animals (JOD th) 186,567.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports: SITC: Chemicals (JOD th) 151,629.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports: SITC: Manufactured Goods (JOD th) 167,478.156 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports: Germany (JOD th) 58,926.200 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Imports: United States of America (JOD th) 104,523.700 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Imports: Saudi Arabia (JOD th) 150,052.600 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Imports: Egypt (JOD th) 38,563.400 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Imports: China (JOD th) 180,134.700 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
Exports Volume Index: Domestic (1994=100) 340.500 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2020
Imports Volume Index: Food and Live Animals (1994=100) 256.400 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports Volume Index (1994=100) 202.700 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2020
Exports Volume Index: Domestic: Machinery and Transport Equipment (1994=100) 181.600 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Exports Volume Index: Domestic: Manufactured Goods (1994=100) 325.200 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Exports Volume Index: Domestic: Chemicals (1994=100) 540.900 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Exports Volume Index: Domestic: Beverages and Tobacco (1994=100) 2,141.600 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Exports Volume Index: Domestic: Food and Live Animals (1994=100) 217.800 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports Volume Index: Machinery and Transport Equipment (1994=100) 368.300 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports Volume Index: Manufactured Goods (1994=100) 227.300 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports Volume Index: Mineral Fuels and Lubricants (1994=100) 180.200 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Imports Volume Index: Beverages and Tobacco (1994=100) 948.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 9.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,176.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -10.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 156.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -7.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -10.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -1,242.031 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 1,723.977 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 36,256.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 82.9 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 15,767.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2006 - Sep 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 31.9 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.553 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -47,657.409 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
International Investment Position (IIP) (JOD mn) -33,951.249 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
IIP: Assets (JOD mn) 20,253.532 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
IIP: Liabilities (JOD mn) 54,204.781 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Central Government: External Public Debt: Outstanding: Foreign Currency: US Doll... (USD mn) 14,080.200 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Nov 2020
Number of Registered Companies (Unit) 97.000 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Oct 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.9 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 81.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 1,743.300 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 17,240.339 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Jan 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 52,507.052 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Jan 2021
M2 Growth (%) 6.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 12,321.2 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 1958 - Jan 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 27.878 Dec 2019 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2019
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 8.4 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jan 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 2,301.649 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 1965 - Jan 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 4.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 52,634.133 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 57,514.5 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jan 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 9.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 36,121.9 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jan 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 40,387.306 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 5.69 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Oct 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 81.67 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Money Supply: M2: M1 (JOD mn) 12,223.400 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
Official Reserve Assets: USD (USD mn) 15,487.598 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 1958 - Jan 2020
Deposits: Licensed Banks (JOD mn) 36,967.100 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
JO: Bank Non-Performing Loans to Total Gross Loans (%) 5.385 2018 yearly 2015 - 2018

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