Nigeria: Male unemployment

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 Nigeria

Unemployment rate for males

 Latest value 2.36
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 4.08
 Min - Max 2.36 - 5.45
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 4.08 percent with a minimum of 2.36 percent in 2023 and a maximum of 5.45 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2023 is 2.36 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 6.41 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Nigeria - Male unemployment - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Nigeria - Male unemployment - historical chart - 1991-2023




Definition: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

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 Labor force 75.72 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.83 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 5.14 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 2.36 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 6.69 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 59.11 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 43.78 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 52.20 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 65.91 2023 percent
 Self-employment 85.85 2022 percent
 Employment 69.54 Q3/2018 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 23.10 Q3/2018 percent
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