Nigeria: Unemployment rate

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 Nigeria

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 33.28
 Reference Q4 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability Q1 2014 - Q4 2020
 Average 15.17
 Min - Max 6.4 - 33.28
 Source National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from Q1 2014 to Q4 2020. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 15.17 percent with a minimum of 6.4 percent in Q4 2014 and a maximum of 33.28 percent in Q4 2020. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Nigeria - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Nigeria - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 2014-2020
Measure: percent
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 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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