Employment in Establishment
The Employment Division is one of the divisions of the Directorate of Economic Surveys. It oversees the implementation of statistical surveys related to the characteristics and remunerations of employees.
The Division provides latest data on the number of establishments in the private as well as the public. It also provides data on number of workers, their characteristics, detailed data on salaries, levels, cash wages paid to professions, groups and their remunerations in addition to data on the employment volume in the private and public sectors in order to serve all interested parties in this sector such as; planners, researchers and policy makers.
The Employment and Employees’ Compensations Survey carried out by the Employment Division is an important survey for the national economy and the Jordanian society. The importance of this survey is highlighted by the collected data on the establishments, number of workers in the public and private sectors and their characteristics such as the educational qualifications, salaries and wages.
Due to this importance, the Division conducts an annual survey of all establishments operating in the public sector (excluding the military and security establishments) and all economic establishments operating in the private sector (excluding the agricultural sector), regardless of the number of employees. The Survey covers the small enterprises that employ four persons or less, due to the importance of providing data on the employees of these establishments.
The Employment and Employees’ Compensations Survey implemented annually by the Department of Statistics (DoS) is an important survey for the national economy and the Jordanian society. The importance of the survey is highlighted by the data set it provides about the establishments, numbers of employees in the public and private sectors and their characteristics such as educational qualifications, salaries and wages. Due to the fact that some of the employees do not continue to work throughout the year, data are collected from the establishments for the October of each year, which is considered an internationally recognized reference time.
- Data on the number of establishments operating in the public and private sectors by economic activity.
- Data on the numbers and characteristics of workers by sex, nationality, educational level and specialization.
- Detailed data on the levels of salaries and cash paid to groups of professions, as well as regular and irregular cash bonuses and grants for various professions.
- Data on compensation of employees by major occupational groups.
- Data on the average number of normal working hours per month (excluding weekends) worked by the employees by major occupational groups in the public and private sectors.
The Survey results are usually published at the beginning of May of each year.