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Jordan Economic Monitor, Fall 2015: A Hiccup Amidst Sustained Resilience and Committed Reforms
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After four years of a steady recovery, Jordan’s economy is expected to slowdown in 2015 due to the effects of security spillovers particularly in the first half of the year. These included repercussions, particularly on tourism and trade, from the worsening of security situation in Syria and Iraq and total trade route closures with these two countries. With over 631,000 registered Syrian refugees, Jordan grapples with a range of development challenges including worsening unemployment (average rate in the first half of 2015 (H1-2015) reaching 12.5 percent compared to 11.9 percent in (H1-2014).

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