Anew Survey by the DOS : 35 thousand jobs the net increase in employment in 2006

H.E. the Minister of Planning & International Cooperation Suher Al-Ali and H.E. the Director General of the Department of Statistics, Dr. Gazi Shbaikat held a press conference on Tuesday, 11 September 2007 for announcing the main results of the Job Creation Survey 2006.

It is worthy to mention that this survey is the first of its type conducted by the Department of Statistics to obtain accurate indicators necessary for identifying the jobs created in the Jordanian labour market and those lost during 1/1/-31/12/2006.

Following are the main results of the survey:

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*   Elementary Occupations include unskilled workers such as servants , gardeners, building guards, salesmen etc.

**  For estimating the job rotation, those who have been and still working during the survey but changed their occupation or work sector, were studied.