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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Nigeria

Nigeria Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 33.3 % 4Q/20
Youth Unemployment Rate 53.4 % 4Q/20
Employed Persons 58527 Thousand Person | 58.527 Million Person 2Q/20
Employment Rate  66.7 % 4Q/20
Unemployed Persons 23187 Thousand Persons | 23.187 Million Persons 4Q/20


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Nigeria - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Nigeria?

  • Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 33.3 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 33.3 % and minimum was 5.1 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
33.3 4Q/20 15.03.2021
27.1 2Q/20 14.08.2020
23.1 3Q/18 19.12.2018
18.8 3Q/17 18.01.2018
14.2 4Q/16 11.08.2017


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Muhammadu Buhari 29.05.2015 - 14.2000 18.8000 18.8000 14.2000 32.39%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Nigeria - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Nigeria?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 53.4 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 53.4 % and minimum was 11.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
53.4 4Q/20 28.03.2021
36.5 3Q/18 19.12.2018
33.1 3Q/17 18.01.2018
25.2 4Q/16 11.08.2017


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Nigeria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Muhammadu Buhari 29.05.2015 - 25.2000 33.1000 33.1000 25.2000 31.35%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Nigeria - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Nigeria?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Nigeria decreased to 58527 Thousand Person (58.527 Million Person) in the second quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 70666 Thousand Person and minimum was 58527 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
46488 4Q/20 16.09.2021
58527 2Q/20 28.10.2020
69543 3Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Nigeria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Nigeria - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Nigeria?

  • Employment Rate in Nigeria decreased to 66.7 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 93.6 % and minimum was 66.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
66.7 4Q/20 30.03.2021
76.9 3Q/18 29.10.2019
81.2 3Q/17 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in Nigeria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Nigeria - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Nigeria?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Nigeria increased to 23187 Thousand Persons (23.187 Million Persons) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 23187 Thousand Persons and minimum was 4672 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
23187 4Q/20 28.03.2021
21765 2Q/20 28.10.2020
20928 3Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Nigeria by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Nigeria

Index Updated Actual Previous
Unemployment Rate 4Q/20 33.3 % 27.1
Living Wage Individual 2018 111.726 USD/Month 108.105
Wages High Skilled 2018 147.934 USD/Month 147.934
Wages Low Skilled  2018 65.949 USD/Month 65.949

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Egypt 1Q/21 7.4 % 7.2
Kenya 2020 7.2 % 10.4
Madagascar 2020 1.9 % 1.7
Zimbabwe 2020 5.7 % 5
Tanzania 2020 2.16 % 9.6
Togo 2020 4.1 % 3.6
Tunisia 1Q/21 17.8 % 17.4
Nigeria 4Q/20 33.3 % 27.1
Sudan 2020 17.7 % 16.8
Morocco 1Q/21 12.5 % 11.9
Senegal 4Q/20 16.7 % 23.4
Seychelles 2020 4 % 2.4
South Africa 1Q/21 32.6 % 32.5
Uganda 2020 2.44 % 1.8
Rwanda Feb/21 17 % 20.3
Liberia 2020 2.7 % 2.8
Zambia 2020 12.2 % 13.2
Mozambique 2020 3.39 % 3.19
Namibia 2020 2.79 % 2.04
Ghana 2020 4.5 % 4.1
Swaziland 2020 23.4 % 22.2
Libya 2020 18.63 % 18.56
Algeria 3Q/18 11.7 %
Angola 2021 30.5 % 30.6
Benin 2020 2.5 % 2.3
Botswana 2020 23.3 % 18.2
Burkina Faso 2018 6.1 %
Burundi 2020 0.8 % 1.4
Central African Republic 2020 4.3 % 4
Chad 2020 2.3 % 1.9
Comoros 2020 8.4 % 7.7
Republic of the Congo 2020 10.3 % 9.6
Equatorial Guinea 2020 9.2 % 8
Eritrea 2020 7.4 % 6.3
Ethiopia 2018 19.1 % 16.9
Gabon 2020 20.5 % 19.6
Gambia 2020 9.6 % 8.9
Guatemala 3Q/19 2 % 2.5
Guinea 2020 4.4 % 4.1
Guinea Bissau 2020 3.2 % 2.8
Lesotho 2020 24.7 % 23.9
Malawi 2020 6 % 5.6
Mali 2020 7.5 % 7.2
Mauritania 2020 10.7 % 10.1
Niger 2020 0.7 % 0.5
Sao Tome and Principe 2020 13.9 % 13.1
Sierra Leone 2020 4.6 % 4.4