According to budget execution data from January to December, 446 thousand 483 jobs were created in the public and private sectors throughout 2023, above the 381 thousand 759 initially projected, a number just surpassed by the performance of 2019, with 478 thousand 904 jobs. The Government’s target is to create 2 million 952 thousand 907 workers from 2020 to 2024. The Mozambican Government previously announced that the country recorded economic growth of 5 percent in 2023 compared to to 4.4 in 2022, highlighting an “economic expansion” that surpassed the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional average. “Economic growth for 2023 reached 5%, compared to 4.4 in 2022 , driven by extractive industries, tourism, agriculture, transport and communications, among others”, declared in February Ludovina Bernardo, Government spokesperson, moments after the meeting of the Council of Ministers, where the review of the Economic and Social Plan was carried out and the State Budget (PESOE) 2023. According to the executive, the growth resulted from policies and reforms applied during the year, especially the economic reforms adopted for “greater dynamics” in economic activities in the private sector and in attracting investments .

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