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Yatim: Falling unemployment rate by 10%

The unemployment rate fell from 10.6% to 10% in the third quarter of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, said the Minister of Employment and Professional integration, Mohamed Yatim.

In response to an oral question on the “increase in the unemployment rate,” presented by the Haraki group to the House of Councilors, Yatim explained that the overall employment volume has increased by 122,000 positions, pointing out that Paid employment accounts for 85%. The minister also noted a drop in the unemployment rate among women and young people aged 15 to 24, reporting the creation in recent years (2017 to 2019) of 138,491 jobs in the public sector, including 70,000 contractual arrangements, without taking public institutions into account.

The government’s approach to reducing unemployment is based on a horizontal approach based on several strategic directions to support job creation, linking all sector strategies and programs, and supporting effective job creation. It is also, says Yatim, to improve working conditions and to support employability at regional level, through partnerships with the regions.

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