Turning export potential into employment: A case study for Jordan (en)

Jordan could create more than 85,000 new jobs, about a quarter of them for women, by unlocking its regional trade potential, according to a new ITC study that identifies export sectors with employment potential by using an innovative methodology.

The export sectors with the highest employment creation potential are clothing, live animals and jewellery. Increasing regional exports in these three sectors could generate over 47,000 jobs across the Jordanian economy. This report guides policymakers in focusing their export promotion on sectors that promise the most employment.

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