Jumping rope can burn a lot of calories each hour, up to 700-800 calories/hour depending on what intensity you're jumping at.
if you can jump at a high intensity for 30-60 min, then go for it! I personally just use an elliptical and burn about 600 calories.
Keep in mind that jumping rope in and of itself is not going to get you into shape, you need to make sure your diet is in check.
If you're eating too much, no amount of cardio is going to get you into shape.
Find out what your maintenance caloric intake is (bodyweight in lbs x 15) then eat at lest 500 calories below that to lose 1 pound/week.
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Yes, jumping rope is a great type of exercise to lose weight. Jumping rope for 1 hour will burn at least 600 calories. The only problem with jumping rope for weight loss is that it takes a while before you can do it for more than a few seconds without missing the rope, etc. Once you get passed this learning curve though it is a great way to burn calories and lose weight.
It's also a pretty high impact workout so you may not want to do it every day, especially if you are really overweight. Instead, alternate with other exercises that will burn a lot of calories i.e. Push ups and body weight squat super sets, Mountain Climbers, etc. Use this Weight Loss Calculator to calculate your weight on daily basis.