Jordan Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2022 was 39.42%, a 0.86% decline from 2021.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 40.28%, a 2.07% decline from 2020.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 42.35%, a 5.23% increase from 2019.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 37.12%, a 1.76% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 51.52%
Libya 51.47%
St. Lucia 40.02%
Namibia 39.78%
Jordan 39.42%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 38.18%
Botswana 37.85%
Gabon 36.89%
North Macedonia 34.91%
Iraq 34.59%
Bosnia 33.47%
Costa Rica 31.89%
Algeria 29.03%
Montenegro 28.26%
Albania 27.79%
Suriname 26.18%
Iran 26.00%
Lebanon 25.50%
Guyana 25.40%
Serbia 24.85%
Armenia 24.57%
Mauritius 22.86%
Romania 21.98%
Belize 21.81%
Colombia 21.61%
Brazil 21.36%
Samoa 20.81%
Turkey 18.98%
Equatorial Guinea 16.51%
Dominican Republic 16.17%
Paraguay 15.15%
Maldives 15.13%
Fiji 14.90%
Jamaica 14.58%
Azerbaijan 13.40%
China 13.17%
Bulgaria 12.23%
Malaysia 11.70%
Venezuela 11.39%
Belarus 11.22%
Turkmenistan 10.59%
Ecuador 8.65%
Tonga 8.38%
Peru 7.45%
Mexico 6.36%
Guatemala 5.05%
Thailand 4.47%
Kazakhstan 3.85%
Cuba 3.47%
Jordan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 39.42% -0.86%
2021 40.28% -2.07%
2020 42.35% 5.23%
2019 37.12% -1.76%
2018 38.88% 3.49%
2017 35.39% -0.23%
2016 35.62% 4.70%
2015 30.92% 3.45%
2014 27.47% -1.72%
2013 29.19% 0.79%
2012 28.41% -1.81%
2011 30.22% 0.86%
2010 29.36% -1.11%
2009 30.47% 0.78%
2008 29.69% -0.82%
2007 30.50% -1.02%
2006 31.52% -1.69%
2005 33.22% 1.06%
2004 32.16% 0.80%
2003 31.36% -1.79%
2002 33.14% 1.51%
2001 31.64% 2.23%
2000 29.40% 0.26%
1999 29.14% 0.31%
1998 28.84% 0.35%
1997 28.48% 0.31%
1996 28.18% -1.67%
1995 29.85% -4.45%
1994 34.30% -4.28%
1993 38.57% 1.28%
1992 37.29% 0.07%
1991 37.22% 0.07%