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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Morocco

Morocco Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 12.5 % 1Q/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 31.2 % 4Q/20
Employed Persons 10542 Thousand Person | 10.542 Million Person 4Q/20
Employment Rate  39.4 % 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 1429 Thousand Persons | 1.429 Million Persons 4Q/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Morocco - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Morocco?

  • Unemployment Rate in Morocco increased to 12.5 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 15.1 % and minimum was 7.8 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by High Commissioner for The Plan.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
12.5 1Q/21 07.05.2021
11.9 4Q/20 03.02.2021
12.7 3Q/20 03.11.2020
12.3 2Q/20 07.08.2020
10.5 1Q/20 07.05.2020
9.2 4Q/19 05.02.2020
9.4 3Q/19 07.11.2019
8.5 2Q/19 29.10.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Unemployment Rate in Morocco by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Saadeddine Othmani 06.04.2017 - 9.3000 10.5000 10.6000 9.3000 12.90%
Abdelilah Benkirane 03.01.2012 - 05.04.2017 9.9000 10.7000 10.7000 8.1000 8.08%
Abbas El Fassi 19.09.2007 - 29.11.2011 9.9000 9.1000 10.0000 8.0000 -8.08%
Driss Jettou 09.10.2002 - 19.09.2007 12.5000 9.3000 12.5000 7.8000 -25.60%
Abderrahmane Youssoufi 05.02.1998 - 09.10.2002 13.8000 11.7000 15.1000 10.4000 -15.22%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Morocco - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Morocco?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Morocco decreased to 31.2 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 33.4 % and minimum was 13.1 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by High Commissioner for The Plan.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
31.2 4Q/20 03.02.2021
32.3 3Q/20 03.11.2020
33.4 2Q/20 07.08.2020
26.8 1Q/20 16.05.2020
24.9 4Q/19 05.02.2020
26.7 3Q/19 07.11.2019
22.3 2Q/19 29.10.2019
24.1 1Q/19 10.05.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Morocco by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Saadeddine Othmani 06.04.2017 - 23.5000 25.7000 29.3000 23.5000 9.36%
Abdelilah Benkirane 03.01.2012 - 05.04.2017 19.2000 25.5000 25.5000 17.1000 32.81%
Abbas El Fassi 19.09.2007 - 29.11.2011 16.7000 18.2000 19.3000 15.7000 8.98%
Driss Jettou 09.10.2002 - 19.09.2007 18.7000 15.5000 19.4000 13.1000 -17.11%
Abderrahmane Youssoufi 05.02.1998 - 09.10.2002 20.1000 18.0000 23.2000 15.5000 -10.45%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Morocco - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Morocco?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Morocco increased to 10542 Thousand Person (10.542 Million Person) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 11076 Thousand Person and minimum was 8577 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by High Commissioner for The Plan.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
10542 4Q/20 03.02.2021
10166 3Q/20 03.11.2020
10487 2Q/20 07.08.2020
10957 1Q/20 07.05.2020
10975 4Q/19 05.02.2020
10747 3Q/19 07.11.2019
11082 2Q/19 29.10.2019
10897 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Morocco by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Morocco - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Morocco?

  • Employment Rate in Morocco increased to 39.4 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 48 % and minimum was 37.9 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by High Commissioner for The Plan.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
39.4 4Q/20 13.02.2021
37.9 3Q/20 03.11.2020
39.3 2Q/20 07.08.2020
41.2 1Q/20 07.05.2020
41.6 4Q/19 05.02.2020
40.7 3Q/19 07.11.2019
42.1 2Q/19 29.10.2019
41.6 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ prime ministers (%)

Employment Rate  in Morocco by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Morocco - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Morocco?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Morocco decreased to 1429 Thousand Persons (1.429 Million Persons) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 1535 Thousand Persons and minimum was 859 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by High Commissioner for The Plan.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1429 4Q/20 03.02.2021
1482 3Q/20 03.11.2020
1477 2Q/20 07.08.2020
1292 1Q/20 07.05.2020
1107 4Q/19 05.02.2020
1114 3Q/19 07.11.2019
1026 2Q/19 29.10.2019
1211 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Morocco by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Morocco

Index Updated Actual Previous

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Egypt 4Q/20 7.2 % 7.3
Kenya 2020 7.2 % 10.4
Madagascar 2020 1.9 % 1.7
Zimbabwe 2019 4.9 % 4.9
Tanzania 2019 9.6 % 9.7
Togo 2019 1.7 % 1.7
Tunisia 3Q/20 16.2 % 18
Nigeria 4Q/20 33.3 % 27.1
Sudan 2019 13 % 12.9
Morocco 1Q/21 12.5 % 11.9
Senegal 4Q/19 17 % 14
Seychelles 2020 4 % 2.4
South Africa 4Q/20 32.5 % 30.8
Uganda 2019 1.8 % 1.7
Rwanda Aug/20 16 % 22.1
Liberia 2020 2.7 % 2.8
Zambia 2019 13.2 % 11.4
Mozambique 2017 25.04 % 24.37
Namibia 2018 33.4 % 34
Ghana 2019 6.8 % 6.7
Swaziland 2019 22.9 % 22.5
Libya 2020 18.63 % 18.56
Algeria 3Q/18 11.7 %
Angola 2020 30.6 % 34
Benin 2019 2 % 2.1
Botswana 2020 23.3 % 18.2
Burkina Faso 2018 6.1 %
Burundi 2019 1.4 % 1.4
Central African Republic 2019 6.5 % 6.5
Chad 2019 2.3 % 2.2
Comoros 2019 3.7 % 3.7
Republic of the Congo 2019 10.4 % 10.4
Equatorial Guinea 2020 9.2 % 8
Eritrea 2019 6.5 % 6.5
Ethiopia 2018 19.1 % 16.9
Gabon 2020 20.5 % 19.6
Gambia 2019 8.9 % 8.9
Guatemala 3Q/19 2 % 2.5
Guinea 2019 4.3 % 4.2
Guinea Bissau 2019 4.1 % 4.1
Lesotho 2019 23.5 % 23.6
Malawi 2020 6 % 5.6
Mali 2019 9.8 % 9.6
Mauritania 2020 10.7 % 10.1
Niger 2019 0.3 % 0.3
Sao Tome and Principe 2019 13.4 % 13.3
Sierra Leone 2019 4.3 % 4.3