Morocco to Create 1.2 million jobs by 2022

The Moroccan government said that it plans to create 1.2 million jobs in the next upcoming four years as the unemployment rate hits 10.2%.

Head of the government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said that by the end of his cabinet term, 1.2 million jobs will have been created. He said the inactive population who are neither at school nor in the job market will be given priority.

To achieve such a goal, the government will support the creation of 20,000 enterprises and will improve access to job market for a million inhabitants.

The unemployment rate in Morocco increased to 10.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 9.4 percent in the same period of the previous year.

The Informal labor abounds in Morocco, as the sector accounts for 20% of GDP making it hard to produce reliable employment figures.

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