Jordan Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

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 2021 was 40.53%, a 0.15% decline from 2020.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 40.68%, a 3.86% increase from 2019.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 36.82%, a 1.92% decline from 2018.
  • Jordan youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 38.75%, a 3.35% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 64.18%
Libya 50.45%
Costa Rica 45.36%
Botswana 41.20%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 41.09%
Jordan 40.53%
Namibia 40.44%
St. Lucia 38.69%
Gabon 38.43%
Armenia 36.09%
North Macedonia 34.12%
Bosnia 32.87%
Brazil 31.90%
Algeria 31.88%
Montenegro 31.56%
Suriname 30.53%
Serbia 30.41%
Guyana 29.85%
Lebanon 29.60%
Albania 27.84%
Iran 27.21%
Iraq 27.20%
Colombia 26.45%
Jamaica 26.11%
Mauritius 25.26%
Turkey 24.31%
Dominican Republic 20.60%
Romania 20.57%
Samoa 19.69%
Belize 19.27%
Equatorial Guinea 18.29%
Fiji 18.06%
Maldives 17.74%
Russia 16.89%
Azerbaijan 16.49%
Paraguay 16.27%
Malaysia 15.60%
Venezuela 14.94%
Ecuador 14.23%
Bulgaria 14.16%
China 11.35%
Belarus 11.31%
Peru 11.16%
Tonga 11.12%
Turkmenistan 11.01%
Mexico 8.13%
Cuba 7.39%
Guatemala 7.21%
Thailand 6.98%
Kazakhstan 3.73%
Jordan Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 40.53% -0.15%
2020 40.68% 3.86%
2019 36.82% -1.92%
2018 38.75% 3.35%
2017 35.40% -0.23%
2016 35.62% 4.70%
2015 30.93% 3.00%
2014 27.93% -1.45%
2013 29.38% 1.16%
2012 28.22% -1.46%
2011 29.68% 1.04%
2010 28.64% -0.74%
2009 29.38% 0.72%
2008 28.65% -0.59%
2007 29.25% -1.53%
2006 30.78% -1.37%
2005 32.15% 0.88%
2004 31.26% 0.62%
2003 30.64% -1.42%
2002 32.06% 1.58%
2001 30.47% 2.27%
2000 28.21% 0.17%
1999 28.03% 0.20%
1998 27.84% 0.23%
1997 27.61% 0.19%
1996 27.42% -1.73%
1995 29.15% -4.32%
1994 33.47% -4.18%
1993 37.64% 1.18%
1992 36.46% 0.11%
1991 36.35% 0.11%