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:
Net created jobs were 35.000, most of which were for males and September registered the highest number of jobs created.
Most of the jobs created were for the Jordanians (87%), then the Egyptians and the lowest were for the non-Arabs, while the expatriates got 23% of the private jobs.
Most of the jobs created for the non-Jordanians were in the household sector, hiring individuals (57%).
Substitution was in favour of the foreign employment in manufacturing industries and agriculture while the substitution was for the Jordanians in tourism and constructions sectors.
Low employment in production sectors in favour of the government and services sector and its services seized on the major proportion.
Low employment growth in quarrying industries which is disproportionate with its economic growth.
Higher percentage of the created jobs in Education Sector was for females (43%).
The jobs created concentrated in the occupations of professionals holding university degrees and the primary occupations*, against low percentage for technicians and assistant professionals.
The majority of the created jobs was in favour of the Amman Governorate and the lowest was for the Aqaba Governorate.
More than half of the jobs created were for the Amman Governorate, while the least were for the Ma'an and Ajloun Governorates.
The Amman and Aqaba Governorates were the most pulling for employment, while the Irbid Governorate was the main exporter and the workers roving to the neighboring governorates.
The jobs created were concentrated in the younger age groups, but retreating for those aged 40 + years.
Most of the jobs created were in favour of the never married persons, and these jobs retreated for married males while increased for married females.
Higher percentage of the jobs created were in favour of those holding bachelor degree and above, especially among females.
Transfer took place from private to public sector's jobs and the manufacturing industries were the most pushing for employment**.
Inappropriate work conditions were the main reason for leaving work (30%).
* 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.