Nigeria Unemployment Rate  2006-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Nigeria unemployment rate was recorded at 12.1 percent in March quarter of 2016, up from 10.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, reaching the highest since December of 2009. The number of unemployed persons rose by 18 percent to 9.485 million, employment grew a meager 0.12 percent to 69 million and labour force went up 2 percent to 78.4 million. Meanwhile, youth unemployment increased to 21.5 percent from 19 percent. Unemployment Rate in Nigeria averaged 9.04 percent from 2006 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 19.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 and a record low of 5.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010. Unemployment Rate in Nigeria is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.10 10.40 19.70 5.10 2006 - 2016 percent Quarterly
In Nigeria, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Nigeria Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Nigeria Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-21 10:30 AM Q4 10.4% 9.9% 10%
2016-05-20 03:30 PM Q1 12.1% 10.4% 10.9%
2016-08-31 04:00 PM Q2 12.1% 13%
2016-11-20 10:00 AM Q3 13.5%

Nigeria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 12.10 10.40 19.70 5.10 percent [+]
Population 182.20 178.52 182.20 45.15 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 9485.30 8036.00 9485.30 4672.00 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.50 19.00 21.50 11.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 69001.30 68922.00 69001.30 66951.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 475180.00 141368.00 475180.00 141368.00 Jobs [+]
Employment Rate 87.90 89.60 93.60 87.90 percent [+]




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China 4.05 Jun/16
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