The unemployment rate in Morocco decreased to 10.0 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 10.6 percent in the same period a year earlier. The number of unemployed went down by 64 thousand to 1.172 million while employed rose by 122 thousand to 10.525 million. Among sectors, jobs were added in services (+98,000); industry including handicrafts (+19,000) and agriculture, forestry and fisheries (+9,000) while construction lost jobs (-4,000). By genders, the jobless rate was lower for men (8.9 percent from 9.2 percent in Q3 2017) than for women (13.8 percent from 15.1 percent). Also, the unemployment rate remains relatively high among youth aged 15-24 (27.5 percent from 29.3 percent) and college graduates (17.1 percent from 18.2 percent). Unemployment Rate in Morocco averaged 10.46 percent from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 15.10 percent in the third quarter of 1999 and a record low of 7.80 percent in the second quarter of 2006.

Unemployment Rate in Morocco is expected to be 9.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Morocco to stand at 10.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Morocco Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 9.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-07 11:50 AM Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.6% 9.5%
2018-05-08 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.5% 10.2% 10.4%
2018-08-03 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.1% 10.5% 10%
2018-11-06 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.0% 9.1% 10.1%
2019-03-07 11:50 AM Unemployment Rate 9.8%
2019-05-08 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.4%
2019-08-02 03:00 PM Unemployment Rate 9.4%


Morocco Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.00 9.10 15.10 7.80 percent [+]
Employed Persons 10525.00 11075.00 11075.00 8577.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1172.00 1103.00 1535.00 859.00 Thousand [+]
Population 34.90 34.50 34.90 11.64 Million [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 27.50 28.80 29.30 13.10 percent [+]
Employment Rate 40.50 42.80 48.00 40.50 percent [+]


Morocco Unemployment Rate

In Morocco, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Morocco Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Morocco Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.00 9.10 15.10 7.80 1999 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 27.50 Sep/18
Spain 14.55 Sep/18
Brazil 11.70 Oct/18
Turkey 11.10 Aug/18
Italy 10.60 Oct/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Sep/18
Euro Area 8.10 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.60 Nov/18
Indonesia 5.34 Sep/18
Australia 5.00 Oct/18
Russia 4.70 Oct/18
United Kingdom 4.10 Oct/18
China 3.82 Sep/18
South Korea 3.80 Nov/18
Netherlands 3.70 Oct/18
United States 3.70 Nov/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.30 Oct/18
Mexico 3.20 Oct/18
Switzerland 2.50 Nov/18
Japan 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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