Nigeria: Employment

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 Nigeria

Employment, million people

 Latest value 57.52
 Reference Q4 2020
 Measure million employed people
 Data availability Q4 2014 - Q4 2020
 Average 68.47
 Min - Max 57.52 - 70.92
 Source National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from Q4 2014 to Q4 2020. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 68.47 million employed people with a minimum of 57.52 million employed people in Q4 2020 and a maximum of 70.92 million employed people in Q2 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Employment, million people around the world.
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Nigeria - Employment - recent values

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Nigeria - Employment - historical chart - 2014-2020
Measure: million employed people
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria


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Definition: The number of people, in millions, engaged in the economy as paid employees or as self-employed.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 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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