Tag: Unemployment

Jordan Green Growth

Green Growth: Reversing Jordan’s Economic Slump

Last month, World Bank’s Spring 2017 issue of the Jordan Economic Monitor was released in the height of high unemployment and slow economic performance in the Kingdom. The Jordan Economic Monitor, a product of the World Bank’s Global Practice for Macroeconomics…

Digital-Leapfrogging

Digital Leapfrogging Could Boost Region’s Economy by Billions – McKinsey

With proper implementation, digital leapfrogging could add $95 billion to the Middle East’s annual GDP by 2020, according to McKinsey & Company’s regional head. The international consultancy has been researching into how digital leapfrogging has the potential to be a…

Unemployment

Unemployment hits 18.2 percent after methodology overhaul

Unemployment in Jordan reached 18.2 percent in the first quarter of the year after the Department of Statistics introduced a new methodology for calculating joblessness that now includes migrants and refugees, and any unpaid jobs and trainings. The figure, which…

US President Donald Trump

Trump’s Grand Plan

President Trump has started to put his campaign promises into action. What should we expect? By Venture Staff Among the chaos of the new Trump administration lies the most important economic policies that have yet to be implemented. Prior to…

Hassan Abu Hanieh, author and researcher on jihadist groups

Wake Up Call

One of the foremost experts on extremist groups in Jordan is worried we’re underestimating the true scale of the jihadist threat facing the country. By Dina Al Wakeel Few Jordanian analysts know more about extremist Islamist groups than Hassan Abu…

Deaths of Despair

Jordan’s shocking suicide rate is a sign of a society in crisis. By Osama Al Sharif Between 2011 and 2016, Jordan’s suicide rates rose 300 percent. During last year alone, 117 people took their own lives: 91 men and 26…

Don’t Muzzle Social Media

Offensive comments made on Facebook shouldn’t be used as an excuse to expand government control of free speech. By Osama Al Sharif The government has announced it will present a draft social media law to the Lower House that aims…

Unemployment in Jordan not expected to fall -ILO

No fall in Jordan’s Unemployment Rate Expected in 2017 – ILO

Unemployment in Jordan and other Arab countries weighed down by the region’s twin security and refugee challenges will remain stuck at around 15 percent this year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in a new report “The unemployment rate for…

Jordanians Coming back from the Gulf

Readying for an Expat Exodus

Many thousands of Jordanian expats working in the Gulf face an uncertain future as low oil prices begin forcing GCC governments to cut spending. Just how prepared is Jordan for their potential return? By Mothanna Gharaibeh Following the energy sector…

Minister of Finance Omar Malhas on Jordan's Economy in 2017

The Economy in 2017

Jordan’s Finance Minister, Omar Malhas, says the country will have to make some tough economic choices in 2017. By Dina Al Wakeel Jordan’s public debt now stands at almost 95 percent of GDP, and unemployment is running at around 16…