Further deterioration in unemployment in 2017, Moroccan economy creates not enough jobs

86,000 jobs, the economy created in 2017 but there were also new 135,000 people in the labour market.

The High Commission for Planning (HCP) yesterday published a research report in which that 86,000 jobs the economy created in 2017 (an increase of 4 percent compared with the year before), but there also were added 135,000 new people in the labour market. The unemployment rate of young people aged 15-24 years continues to deteriorate, it reached a record of 42.8% in urban areas.

Employment rose to 55,000 86,000 jobs, 31,000 in urban areas and in rural areas. The jobs created are divided about 57,000 paid jobs (22,000 35,000 in urban and in rural areas) and 29,000 jobs (20,000 9,000 in urban areas and in rural areas). The increase of 4% compared to last year is mainly due to favourable rainfall, creating more jobs in the agricultural sector were created.

The official unemployment rate rose to 9.9% in 2016 a total of 10.2% in 2017, this means almost 1.2 million unemployed across the country. The HCP published the research after a sample of 90,000 households.

King Mohammed VI recognized in a speech in October that progress not in Morocco came to "young people, who represent more than a third of the people". "Among them many to suffer exclusion, unemployment," he said.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which recently held a regional meeting in Morocco, the authorities of the Kingdom in January called on to "the still high level of unemployment, especially among young people, to reduce". A call that had to be taken "very seriously", the world bank had previously been warned.

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