Jordan is 4th in the Arab World in the Global Labor Resilience Index

  • Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • 20 November 2020

The Jordanian Strategy Forum released a study entitled “Global Labor Resilience Index 2020: Where does Jordan stand? What are the measures to be taken?” Its methodology relied on studying Jordan's performance within the Global Labor Resilience Index 2020 issued by the consultancy firm specializing in global public policies and strategies (Whitchild Partners), in cooperation with the University of Oxford and the Workforce Group, and the British Institute for the Future of Work, which measures the level of unemployment risks faced by countries in the future is based on structural shifts and changes in policies and technology applications and their impact on the labor market, taking into account geographical disparities. The index also measures the extent of labor flexibility in 145 countries based on the flexibility of their labor markets in light of the technological transformation.

Jordan ranked (4th) in the Arab world, and (45th) in the world, at a rate of (59th) within the general index of the flexibility of global work, while the UAE topped the rest of the Arab countries with a rate (78 degrees), and ranked (21st) on Global level; With regard to the structural axis, Lebanon scored the highest score in the Arab world (85 degrees), while Jordan ranked third with (81 degrees). As for the policy axis, the UAE ranked first in the Arab world with a rate of (77 degrees), while Jordan ranked fifth in this axis with a rate of (47 degrees).

The index consists of two main axes: The structural axis which includes four main dimensions, which are represented by demography, economic development and capabilities, economic diversification, and inequality. Where these axes are the main pillars in the economic characteristics of countries, which affect the market capacity for employment and the flexibility of the labor market in the long term (five years or more), in addition to the policy axis, as this axis includes six main dimensions, which are education and skills, employment, innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and data. These axes are considered basic pillars in the field of policies in terms of impact on employment and the flexibility of labor markets in the short term (five years or less), by measuring the impact of political measures taken on policy inputs and the consequent outcomes of these policies, with the exception of the data dimension, which highlights the completeness of the data set on labor market resilience in a country.

Source (Ad-Dustour Newspaper-Jordan, Edited)