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Periodic Analysis of Syrian Workers Outside Camps - October 2018

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This periodic analysis of Syrian workers aims to better understand issues around work permits and employment for the 81% of Syrians living outside of camps in Jordan. Further to the analysis done in October 2017 and given some changed regulations, to better understand the current situation of Syrians working in Jordan, this survey was prepared in February, data were collected by April 2018. Recent evidence suggests that over 117,000 Syrian refugees do some form of work out of the 297,000 of working age (ERF, 20181); access to formal work has expanded and the current number of Syrians with valid work permits stands at over 50,000 (MOL, July 2018).
The below report is based on data collected by telephone by UNHCR and analyzed by a group of practitioners of the World Bank (WB), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNHCR, which illuminates selected dynamics of working Syrians.