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Work conditions in Jordan

The Active Population in Figures

201820192020
Labour Force 2,585,0202,649,6372,595,850

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 
201720182019
Total activity rate 41.70%41.75%41.78%
Men activity rate 67.42%67.36%67.26%
Women activity rate 15.21%15.38%15.56%

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database

 

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Working Conditions

Legal Weekly Duration
8 hours a day, 48 hours a week.
Retirement Age
60 for men and 55 for women.
Working Contracts
Jordanian labor law is governed by the law of 1996 and its amendments. The law is completed by application regulations. If a more profitable collective agreement exists, this is the one that will be applied. The work contract must be drawn up in duplicate in Arabic. There are three types of work contract, the open-ended contract, the fixed-term contract, and the apprenticeship contract.
Labour Laws
Consult Doing Business Website, to obtain a summary of the labor regulations that apply to local entreprises.

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Cost of Labour

Minimum Wage
In 2021, the tripartite committee for work affairs increased the monthly minimum wage to JOD 260.
Average Wage
The ILO does not have data on the average wage in Jordan.
According to Jordan's Department of Statistics' latest data available, the average wage was estimated at
JOD 524 per month.
Social Contributions
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employers: 14.25% of salary
Social Security Contributions Paid By Employees: 7.5% of the gross wage

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Social Partners

Social Dialogue and Involvement of Social Partners
There are 17 unions in Jordan, all affiliated to the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU), the only organization recognized and subsidized by the State.
Unions
Ministry of Labor website, page dedicated to workers' complaints
Unionisation Rate
About 30% of the active population is unionized.
Labour Regulation Bodies
Jordanian Ministry of Labor

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