Morocco has nearly 6 million young people aged 15 to 24

Morocco’s population has declined from 6,034,724 young people (ages 15-24) in 2015 to 5.9 million in 2021, a decline of more than 130,000 in six years.
A proportion of 50.9% of these young people are male, 59.9% are urban dwellers and 56.6% are aged 15 to 19, the HCP said, adding that more than 6 out of 10 young people (64.6%) have a middle-level diploma, 20.6% a higher-level diploma and 14.8% have no diploma.
According to the note of the HCP, the region of Casablanca-Settat concentrates nearly one fifth (19.1%) of these young people, that of Marrakech-Safi comes in second place with 13.6%, followed by Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (13.1%) and Fez-Meknes (12.2%).

More than one in four young people between the ages of 15 and 24 (26% or 1.5 million) at the national level do not work, are not in school and are not in training.
About 73.4 percent of them are young women, 41.3 percent of whom are married and 65.7 percent of whom have a degree. In rural areas, about 81.7 percent of this category are young women.
Among the population of school age in secondary education (15 to 17 years), 12.6 percent (270,000 people) are not working, not in school, and not in training. This proportion is 19.5 percent among girls (198,000 people) and 6.5 percent among men (72,000 people).
Among young people aged 18 to 24, this proportion reaches 33.5 percent (1,259,000 people), 49.1 percent among girls (925,000 people) and 17.8 percent among men (335,000 people).

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