Unemployment, Youth Male (As % of Male Labour Force Ages 15-24) rose 10.6% to 33.2% in Jordan in 2018

Unemployment, Youth Male (As % of Male Labour Force Ages 15-24) (%), 2018
Labour | Jordan | May 18, 2019
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Unemployment, Youth Male (As % of Male Labour Force Ages 15-24) rose 10.6% to 33.2% in Jordan in 2018, according to World Bank.

Historically, Unemployment, Youth Male (As % of Male Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Jordan reached an all time high of 35.4% in 1993 and an all time low of 22.8% in 2008. When compared to Jordan's main peers, Unemployment, Youth Male (As % of Male Labour Force Ages 15-24) in Iraq amounted to 15.2%, 6.97% in Israel, 20.6% in Saudi Arabia and 16.0% in Syria in 2018.

Jordan has been ranked 11th within the group of 173 countries we follow in terms of Unemployment, Youth Male (As % of Male Labour Force Ages 15-24), 15 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Unemployment, Youth Male (As % of Male Labour Force Ages 15-24) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Egypt % 28.1% 29.0% 27.7% 32.2% 31.2%
Iran % 24.6% 20.1% 21.0% 22.0% 25.0%
Iraq % 14.9% 15.1% 15.0% 15.3% 15.4%
Israel % 11.6% 10.5% 10.1% 8.95% 8.26%
Jordan % 24.4% 24.8% 23.8% 25.8% 30.8%
Kuwait % 10.9% 12.2% 12.8% 11.6% 8.10%
Lebanon % 15.8% 15.6% 15.4% 15.3% 15.5%
Saudi Arabia % 19.1% 20.6% 21.3% 20.3% 17.8%
Syria % 17.1% 17.2% 16.5% 16.2% 15.8%
Turkey % 14.2% 15.0% 16.2% 16.1% 16.9%
United Arab Emirates % 6.28% 6.16% 5.89% 5.61% 5.16%
Yemen % 22.4% 23.1% 23.5% 24.6% 23.9%