The regional situation of the labor market in the first quarter of 2019 shows that five regions of the Kingdom are home to 72.2% of all assets aged 15 and over, according to the High Commissioner for Planning (HCP).
The Casablanca-Settat region comes in first place with 22.6% of assets, followed by Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (13.7%), Marrakech-Safi (13.2%) and Fez-Meknes (11.7%) and Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (11%), says the HCP in a note on the labor market situation in Q1-2019.
This note also notes that four regions have higher participation rates than the national average (46.2%), namely Eddakhla-Oued Eddahab (67.7%) and Casablanca-Settat (49.4%), Marrakech-Safi (47.9%) and Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima (46.6%).
As for the lowest activity rates, they are recorded in the regions of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (42.1%) and Souss-Massa (43.3%), adds the same source.
In addition, the HCP notes that about three-quarters of the unemployed (71.5%) are concentrated in five regions, (22.8% unemployed in Casablanca-Settat, 16.8% in Rabat-Salé-Kenitra, 11.7% in Fez-Meknes, 11% in Oriental and 9.2% in Marrakech-Safi), pointing out that the highest unemployment rates are observed in the regions of Guelmim-Oued Noun (20.8%) of the Oriental (16.3%), and with less acuity, four other regions exceed the national average (10%) namely Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra (14.8%), Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (12.2%), Souss-Massa (12%) and Casablanca-Settat (10.1%).
On the other hand, the lowest rates are found in the regions of Drâa-Tafilalet (5.6%) and Beni Mellal-Khénifra (5.9%).