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‘Over 70% of unemployed women are bachelor’s degree holders’

By JT - Jan 11,2017 - Last updated at Jan 11,2017

AMMAN — Three out of every five working females have bachelor’s degrees or higher, a Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI) statement said Wednesday, citing figures from the 2015 population census.

There is a gap between unemployed males and females with bachelor’s degrees and higher, SIGI said, noting that 21.4 per cent of the males in the same category are unemployed, compared to 70.7 per cent of unemployed females.

The most common specialisations among female graduates are foreign languages, with 65,440 graduates and an unemployment rate of 30.3 per cent, followed by Arabic, with 51,292 graduates and an unemployment rate of 29.3 per cent, SIGI added.

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