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Jordan - Employment and Unemployment Survey, EUS 2016

Overview
Identification
Country
Jordan
Title
Employment and Unemployment Survey, EUS 2016

Study Type
Labor Force Survey [hh/lfs]

Series Information
A quarterly survey collected by the Department of Statistics (DOS) of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

ID Number
JOR_EUS_2016_HD_V1
Version
Version Description
V1: A cleaned and a harmonized version of the survey dataset, produced by the Economic Research Forum for dissemination.

Production Date
2017-10
Overview
Abstract

THE CLEANED AND HARMONIZED VERSION OF THE SURVEY DATA PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED BY THE ECONOMIC RESEARCH FORUM REPRESENTS 100% OF THE ORIGINAL SURVEY DATA COLLECTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS OF THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN



The Department of Statistics (DOS) carried out four rounds of the 2016 Employment and Unemployment Survey (EUS). The survey rounds covered a sample of about fourty nine thousand households Nation-wide. The sampled households were selected using a stratified multi-stage cluster sampling design.

It is worthy to mention that the DOS employed new technology in data collection and data processing. Data was collected using electronic questionnaire instead of a hard copy, namely a hand held device (PDA).

The survey main objectives are:

- To identify the demographic, social and economic characteristics of the population and manpower.

- To identify the occupational structure and economic activity of the employed persons, as well as their employment status.

- To identify the reasons behind the desire of the employed persons to search for a new or additional job.

- To measure the economic activity participation rates (the number of economically active population divided by the population of 15+ years old).

- To identify the different characteristics of the unemployed persons.

- To measure unemployment rates (the number of unemployed persons divided by the number of economically active population of 15+ years old) according to the various characteristics of the unemployed, and the changes that might take place in this regard.

- To identify the most important ways and means used by the unemployed persons to get a job, in addition to measuring durations of unemployment for such persons.

- To identify the changes overtime that might take place regarding the above-mentioned variables.

The raw survey data provided by the Statistical Agency were cleaned and harmonized by the Economic Research Forum, in the context of a major project that started in 2009. During which extensive efforts have been exerted to acquire, clean, harmonize, preserve and disseminate micro data of existing labor force surveys in several Arab countries.

Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]

Units of Analysis
1- Household/family.

2- Individual/person.

Scope
Notes
Household: Includes geographical characteristics, household composition, LFS classification of household members, head's and spouse's characteristics, dwelling characteristics and ownership of durables.

Individual: Includes demographics, nationality and immigration, education, current labor status, main job, secondary job and last held job characteristics, wages and incomes, unemployment characteristics and inactivity reason(s).

Topics
TopicVocabularyURI
Demographics ERF
Education ERF
Nationality and immigration ERF
Labor Force ERF
Employment ERF
Unemployment ERF
Wages and incomes ERF
Coverage
Geographic Coverage
Covering a sample representative on the national level (Kingdom), governorates, and the three Regions (Central, North and South).

Universe
The survey covered a national sample of households and all individuals permanently residing in surveyed households.

Producers and Sponsors
Primary Investigator(s)
NameAffiliation
Economic Research Forum
Department of Statistics The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Metadata Production
Metadata Produced By
NameAbbreviationAffiliationRole
Economic Research ForumERFCleaning and harmonizing raw data received from the Statistical Agency
Date of Metadata Production
2017-10
DDI Document Version
Version 1

DDI Document ID
JOR_EUS_2016_HD_V1


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