The active employment programs, launched by the government, have yielded significant results, said Tuesday in Rabat, head of Government Saad Dine El Otmani.

The government has launched a number of integrated and complementary programs to ensure a better match between training and employment, as well as training for job seekers, said El Otmani who presented the progress report on government action at a joint session between the House of Representatives and the House of Advisors.

Thanks to the great effort that has been made in public employment, Morocco has reached an unprecedented level between 2017 and 2021, which amounted to an average of 42,000 posts in the public sector, he added.

The measures taken to improve work conditions, compensate its loss and improve the pace of job creation, led to a decline in the unemployment rate between 2017 and 2019, from 10.2 to 9.2 during this period, he said.

The lowest unemployment rate has been recorded in urban areas for 20 years, he noted, adding that the unemployment rate in the Kingdom is one of the lowest in the Maghreb and Mediterranean region.