Morocco is a North African country, featuring rugged mountains, coastlines, the Sahara desert and a history of independence uncommon in the region. It is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The predominant religion is Islam with Arabic and Berber as its official languages, although French is also widely used reflecting its history as a French protectorate.

The country’s climate is Mediterranean with lush forests to its north combined with the more arid inland deserts to its south. It has a diverse and relatively large regional economy, relying primarily on tourism, agriculture, telecoms, IT and textiles. The country has emphasized investment in transportation, ports, and industrial infrastructure with the focus of positioning itself as a center for business across Africa. With a population estimated at 33 million, Morocco’s major cities include Rabat (its capital), Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh.

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 37.2%
Industry 17.7%
Services 44.9%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 33.1%
Basic 42.9%
Intermediate 18.7%
Advanced 0%
Level Not Stated 5.3%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 15.8%
Basic 73.5%
Intermediate 8.3%
Advanced 0%
Level Not Stated 2.3%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 31.5%
Basic 44.2%
Intermediate 19.3%
Advanced 0%
Level Not Stated 5.0%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 36.5%
Basic 36.9%
Intermediate 20.7%
Advanced 0%
Level Not Stated 5.9%

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