* A new report suggest that despite the decrease in the national unemployment rate in Morocco, unemployment among Moroccan youth remains high, exceeding 30%, due to the loss of job opportunities in the countryside due to drought. It was evident from the data of the High Commission for Planning that the national economy created 133 thousand job opportunities in the second quarter of this year. However, while 285,000 jobs were created in the cities, 152,000 jobs were lost in the countryside, which had created 405,000 in the same period last year.
* New Arab Barometer report shows that nearly 50% of Jordanians wish to immigrate, 93% of whom are motivated by economic reasons. The report, which surveys people across 14 Arab countries, also showed that men were more willing to immigrate at 59%, compared with 39% of women, as most of the interviewed individuals said they wanted to immigrate to North America. Across the Arab world, young people are the most likely group to think about leaving their countries, as 65% of Jordanians who expressed their wish to immigrate are between the ages of 18 and 29. The highest rates of people wishing to immigrate were recorded in Jordan followed by Sudan and Tunisia. The report also highlights that 56% of Jordanians who wish to immigrate hold a bachelor's degree or higher.
* The Ajloun Youth Directorate in Jordan launched the activities of the job search program, organized by the Ministry of Youth in cooperation with the Business Development Center and with the support of UNICEF, with the participation of 20 young men and women aged 18-26. The training sessions aim to assist and empower young people in developing their skills and abilities on how to search and access career opportunities that suit their aspirations.
* In Jordan, the Business Development Center signed agreements with a number of young people who benefited from the kiosk project in the commercial center in Al-Salt, in cooperation with the Greater Salt Municipality and UNICEF. The signing of the agreements aims to contribute to creating self-employment opportunities for young people in Salt through the establishment of small income-generating projects that contribute to alleviating unemployment rates. The Director General of the Center, Ghaleb Hijazi, said that this pioneering project confirms the importance of investing and exploiting the available resources owned by municipalities and public institutions to find income-generating projects and provide job opportunities for young people in line with the government's strategic plans to stimulate the Jordanian economy and investment.
* The Small Enterprises Development Authority, in Egypt, confirmed its cooperation with various state agencies, since the issuance of the Enterprise Development Law no. 152 of 2020 and its executive regulations in 2021, to provide various aspects of support for projects operating in the informal sector to include it within the formal sector and to benefit from all the advantages offered by the new law, such as technical and financial support opportunities. The agency announced that it has succeeded in incorporating more than 7,000 projects in various governorates within the formal sector.
* The “Youth Market” event is one of the initiatives of the Bahraini Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs to support the youth-led virtual projects toward owning a store in a great location in order to support and market these initiatives to the public. A number of participants in the “Youth Market” event participating in Youth City 2030 will be provided an opportunity to market their products, which contributes to refining their personal skills.