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Moroccans demand employment, say government is not doing enough to help youth, Afrobarometer survey shows

8 Feb 2022 Morocco

A lack of jobs is the most pressing issue that Moroccans want the government to address, the latest Afrobarometer study shows.

Most Moroccans bemoan the government’s performance on job creation and on meeting the needs of young people.

A majority of citizens are willing to pay higher taxes to support government programs to help young people, with job creation as the top priority for additional government investment.

Morocco is ranked 93rd in the 2020 Global Youth Development Index, which measures the status of young people in 181 countries around the world.