Unemployment in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 1991 Until 2013

  • Ibrahim M. Hassan Department of Financial and Banking Sciences, Faculty of Administration and Economics, University of Dohuk, Kurdistan Region - Iraq.
Keywords: the concept of unemployment, the unemployment rate measure, unemployment paths, the determinants of unemployment in Jordan

Abstract

This study aims to analyze the trends and determinants of unemployment in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, based on annual data for the unemployment rate as a depended variable and a number of independent variables as (money supply, foreign aid, government investment expenditure , the number of the population, inflation rate, the real interest rate, gross fixed capital formation , gross domestic product ) for a series of time stretching from 1991 until 2013, and was found by the study that unemployment rates were higher in females compared with males reaching the arithmetic average of the rate of unemployment among females (25.10%), while the average for males (12.47%) During the period of study; In addition, the rate Unemployment was highly sensitive to changes in government investment expenditure, real interest rate while he was less sensitive to changes in the money supply , foreign aid , the population growth rate , inflation rate , gross fixed capital formation , gross domestic product.

Published
2017-12-30
How to Cite
Hassan, I. M. (2017). Unemployment in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 1991 Until 2013. Humanities Journal of University of Zakho, 5(4), 1154-1168. https://doi.org/10.26436/2017.5.4.505
Section
Humanities Journal of University of Zakho