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The national unemployment rate in Morocco is currently around 10%. Social exclusion of young people is highly visible, with higher unemployment rates among youth and limited economic opportunities. A 2016 report on Morocco by the Higher Planning Commission1 estimated 1.69 million people in the 15–24 age range to be NEET (young people not in education, employment or training), representing 25% of Morocco’s total youth population. This figure is close to 30% in the northern part of the country and 50% among young women.

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