Parliamentary opposition representatives called on the current government to revive the national economy, by supporting public and private investments, as a measure to increase job positions, after previous programs failed for years to end the unemployment crisis.
In this regard, the Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Enterprises, Employment and Competencies, Younes Skouri, said in an answer to a written question submitted by the head of the Progress and Socialism Team in the House of Representatives, Rashid Hamouni, that most of the lost positions concern unpaid work.
The Minister of Employment confirmed that 297,000 jobs were lost, distributed between 269,000 jobs in rural areas and 29,000 jobs in urban areas.
Al-Sakuri added in his written answer that the number of job positions created was unable to absorb unemployment, which led to an increase in the number of unemployed by 248 thousand unemployed.
The Minister of Employment highlighted that when the current government assumed responsibility, it found unemployment numbers on the rise, and since then it has been making tremendous efforts to create urgent programs, including the “Aurash” program, to provide job opportunities.
He explained that the wage declarations of the National Social Security Fund during the latest statistics witnessed a record net change in the number of employees by about 313 thousand employees.
The current government is betting on strengthening the ability of national enterprises to invest, in addition to allocating land grants as an urgent measure to enhance regional balance, as a measure to relieve pressure on those who are experiencing great pressure in public investments.