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Unemployment down to 11.9% in Q4

AMMAN (JT) –– The unemployment rate went down during the last quarter of this year to 11.9 per cent, from 12.2 per cent during the same period in 2009.

According to the quarterly report by the Department of Statistics (DoS), the rate of unemployment, which also decreased by 1.6 per cent compared to the third quarter of 2010, stands at 10 per cent among males and 20.1 per cent among females.

The findings of the survey, which covered a sample of 13,000 families across the country, showed that unemployment among BA holders is still high (15.5 per cent) compared with lower levels of education.

According to the DoS, citizens aged 20-39 made up 63 per cent of employed men and 77 per cent of employed women.

28 December 2010

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