The High Commission for Planning (HCP) revealed that five (5) regions are home to 72.3% of all working people aged 15 and over.
It thus emerges from an information note relating to the situation of the labor market in the 1st quarter of 2022, that the region of Casablanca-Settat comes in first position with 22.2% of assets, followed by Rabat-Salé-Kenitra. (13.4%), Marrakech-Safi (13.0%), Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (12.1%) and Fez-Meknes (11.6%), specifies the same source.
Four regions show activity rates exceeding the national average (44.5%), notes the HCP. These are Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (50.8%), Casablanca-Settat (46.8%), Béni Mellal-Khénifra (44.7%) and Marrakech-Safi (44.6%). On the other hand, rates below the national average are recorded in the regions of Fez-Meknes (42.4%), Oriental (41.8%) and Souss-Massa (38%).
At the same time, the HCP indicates that almost three quarters of the unemployed (73.2%) are concentrated in five regions, namely Casablanca-Settat (26.8% of unemployed), Fez-Meknes (14%), Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (11.6%), Oriental (11.0%) and Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (9.7%).
The highest unemployment rates are observed in the Oriental (20.2%) and southern regions (19.6%). Two other regions exceed the national average (12.1%), namely Fez-Meknes (14.6%) and Casablanca-Settat (14.5%). For their part, the regions of Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Drâa-Tafilalet, and Marrakech-Safi recorded rates of 9.4%, 9% and 6.8% respectively.