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

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 10.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 from 9.90 percent in the previous period. The number of unemployed persons went up by 518 thousand to 8 million and labour force population rose by 1 million to 76.95 million. The underemployment rate grew to 18.7 percent (14.4 million), compared to 17.4 percent (13.2 million). Unemployment Rate in Nigeria averaged 8.85 percent from 2006 until 2015, 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
10.40 9.90 19.70 5.10 2006 - 2015 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 May 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 10:00 AM Q1 10.4% 10.9%
2016-08-20 10:00 AM Q2 11.2%
2016-11-20 10:00 AM Q3 11%

Nigeria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.40 9.90 19.70 5.10 percent [+]
Population 178.52 173.60 178.52 45.15 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 8036.00 7518.00 8036.00 4672.00 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.00 17.80 19.00 11.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 68922.00 68422.00 68922.00 67903.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 475180.00 141368.00 475180.00 141368.00 Jobs [+]
Employment Rate 89.60 90.10 93.60 89.60 percent [+]




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Sweden 7.70 Mar/16
Central African Republic 7.60 Dec/12
Bolivia 7.40 Dec/13
Peru 7.20 Mar/16
Canada 7.10 Mar/16
Comoros 7.00 Dec/12
El Salvador 7.00 Dec/14
Brunei 6.90 Dec/14
Togo 6.90 Dec/13
Nicaragua 6.80 Dec/14
Burkina Faso 6.60 Dec/14
Malawi 6.60 Dec/13
Luxembourg 6.50 Mar/16
Estonia 6.40 Dec/15
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Netherlands 6.40 Mar/16
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Chile 6.30 Mar/16
Czech Republic 6.10 Mar/16
Hungary 6.00 Mar/16
Russia 6.00 Mar/16
Venezuela 6.00 Dec/15
Argentina 5.90 Sep/15
Pakistan 5.90 Dec/15
Paraguay 5.80 Dec/15
Philippines 5.80 Mar/16
Australia 5.70 Mar/16
New Zealand 5.70 Mar/16
Ecuador 5.65 Dec/15
Cayman Islands 5.60 Dec/15
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Indonesia 5.50 Mar/16
Israel 5.30 Mar/16
Ivory Coast 5.30 Dec/13
Ghana 5.20 Dec/13
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Kazakhstan 5.10 Mar/16
United Kingdom 5.10 Feb/16
Azerbaijan 5.00 Dec/13
United States 5.00 Mar/16
India 4.90 Dec/13
Seychelles 4.70 Dec/14
Norway 4.60 Feb/16
Bangladesh 4.30 Dec/14
Honduras 4.30 Dec/13
Sri Lanka 4.30 Dec/15
Denmark 4.20 Mar/16
Germany 4.20 Mar/16
Moldova 4.20 Dec/15
United Arab Emirates 4.20 Dec/12
North Korea 4.10 Dec/14
China 4.04 Mar/16
Myanmar 4.02 Dec/13
Cameroon 4.00 Dec/13
Taiwan 3.92 Mar/16
Guinea 3.80 Dec/12
Liberia 3.80 Dec/14
South Korea 3.80 Mar/16
Uganda 3.80 Dec/13
Bahrain 3.70 Dec/12
Mexico 3.70 Mar/16
Switzerland 3.60 Mar/16
Hong Kong 3.40 Mar/16
Malaysia 3.40 Feb/16
Rwanda 3.40 Dec/12
Trinidad and Tobago 3.40 Sep/15
Iceland 3.30 Mar/16
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Japan 3.20 Mar/16
Kuwait 3.10 Dec/13
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Cuba 2.70 Dec/14
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Bhutan 2.60 Dec/15
Panama 2.50 Dec/15
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Liechtenstein 2.40 Dec/15
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Vietnam 2.31 Dec/15
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