Long-term youth unemployment in Morocco and more than 70 percent of the unemployed have been looking for work for more than a year – Hoy 24

The High Commissioner for Planning said that unemployment among young people in Morocco is long-term unemployment, especially when it comes to finding the first job.

On the occasion of International Youth Day, the delegate revealed that 70.4% of unemployed youth have been looking for a job for a year or more, and nearly three-quarters of youth are unemployed and have never worked (about 73 ,4%).

In shocking figures, the delegate clarified that more than 7 out of 10 young tenants (73.2%) do not have an employment contract that regulates their relations with their employer, and only 13.2% have a contract for a limited time, while 6.5% have a contract for an indefinite, limited time, and 7.1% had only an oral contract.

The percentage of tenants who do not have an employment contract amounts to 79.3% of men, compared to 48.3% of women.

In the data revealed by the commission, which reveals the percentage of unemployed Moroccans, almost 3 out of 10 unemployed (29.7%) are young. Nearly three-quarters (75.8%) of unemployed youth live in urban areas, 67.3% are male, and 90.1% have a degree.

The delegate also revealed that the unemployment rate, at the national level, reached 31.8 percent among young people aged 15 to 24, compared to 13.7 percent of people aged 25 to 44, and 3, 8 percent of people age 45 and older. Depending on the degree level, the unemployment rate among young people aged 15 to 24 who have a high-level degree is 61.2%, and 30.4% among those with a medium-level degree, and 12.9% among young people without a degree. certificate.

Youth unemployment is more evident in urban areas and among young women, where this rate reaches a maximum of 46.7% in urban areas compared to 15.9% in rural areas, and the rate among young women is 13 points higher than that of men (41.9% compared to 28.4%).

The delegate highlighted that in recent years the unemployment rate has increased significantly among young people, since this rate increased between 2019 and 2021 by 6.9 points, compared to 3.1 points among the total active population .