Friday, June 29, 2007

Interesting CIA figures on Jordan

Want to know unofficial employment rate in Jordan or how many Palestinian refugees are in Jordan, this is the CIA Fact book link on Jordan... https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jo.html
What I find amusing is the following statement:
"Unemployment rate: 15.4% official rate; unofficial rate is approximately 30% (2006 est.)"

Ya akhi 30% in 2006, to give you a feel of what this means... approximately out of every 3 there is one unemployed..

If you think about it a bit more, it means that two thirds of the population should cater for the needs of the 30%... I'll leave the rest to you...

And if one third of our population is unemployed, well then, what do you think of the poverty ratio... obviously if all employees are well paid then you will have at least 30% but we know that many are underpaid not to mention the fact that you have to split your bread cover the 30%...

You do the calculations, this time I believe the unofficial CIA figures

and one last thing for those of you who are still looking for a figure for Palestinian refugees in Jordan here is a number from UNRWA on the same page 1,835,704 meaning around two million...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

30% is unemployment rate. Poverty is even higher, since many Jordanians will take jobs that pay dirt just to keep themselves from starving. And there are not illiterate Jordanians. these are educated Jordanians with high school and college degrees.

But thank god we have stability and democracy in jordan ;) just like Stalin's days. but at least Stalin turned Russia from 4th rate state into a global power and liberated the world from Nazis. And what have we done to compensate for this misery and poverty in Jordan?

Issa said...

Have you noticed that the rate of unemployment is equal to the percentage of refugees in Jordan? A simple coincidence?
However, it's a common error to make the number of Palestinians in Jordan equivalent to the number of refugees registered in the UNRWA (that is 2 Millions - 28% of the population), the same number has been misinterpreted by former PM Abu Ragheb, that said that this percentage is around 43% of the total population, well the real number is much bigger since he did not take in consideration the UNRWA refugees. So we have 71% of the population (3.75 Millions) of West-jordanians in Jordan!

yzzzz said...

yalla mnee7,,we take the true facts about our country from the CIA archives.

M Kilany said...

Fahed,
This is the first time I've ever heard anyone comparing Jordan to The former Soviet Union, guess there is a first time for everything... Welcome to tips and pols...

Issa,
I don't know about that 73% thing.. it doesn't matter at the end of the day we're all one people its all one land... Welcome...

Yazan, its sad... but I guess most people just don't trust statics from our officials that much... Nice seeing you here...

Bilalٍ said...

It would interesting to know how do they calculate unemployment rate. If they consider women staying in houses raising children an unemployed, then i think that both official and unofficial figures are not true..I believe the figure is much lower than this. Ask yourself a question, how many person do u know who is unemployed? For me, None.

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Anonymous said...

aaaaaa55555555555 3al unemployment rate!!!