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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

"About 2.1 million Nigerians lost their jobs in 2016" National Bureau of Statistics

The National Bureau of Statistics has stated through their unemployment report that the  number of Nigerians who became unemployed rose to 11.55 million at the end of 2016 against 9.48 million at the beginning of the year meaning that extra 2.7 million became unemployed at the end of 2016.

The NBS report also stated that the unemployment rate was highest for persons in the labour force between the ages of 15-24 and 25-34, which represents the youth population in Nigeria.


For those within the age bracket of 15 to 24, unemployment rose from  25 per cent to 25.2 per cent. While for the  25 to 34 age group, the unemployment rate, increased from 15 per cent to 15.4 per cent.

The report also showed  that unemployment and underemployment were higher for women than men in the fourth quarter of 2016. 16.3 per cent of women in the labour force were unemployed as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2016. While 12. 3 per cent of males were unemployed in the fourth quarter of last year.

14 comments:

Joyous babe, Linda Ikeji FIrst Cousin said...

Hmmmmm! Even more to come,all na change.

Anonymous said...

Sai Baba

Anonymous said...

Sai Baba

Vivian Reginalds said...

Chai...
I should thank God daily for my JOB!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Nina Ezekwem said...

GOD pls save us from Nigeria. The greed of our politicians is overwhelming, such heartlessness is what is killing us. Really Nigerian youths are asleep. My heart bleeds for us.

Anonymous said...

Na so una go dey guess robbish

Rabi said...

it is likely that it is likely that figure is under reported because there are so many folks that started 2016 without a job and still ended 2016 without a job.

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Anonymous said...

We are not surprised thats a dertiminant of no economic growth


#Thats Our Identity

Anonymous said...

Thats already our Identity we are not suprised

#We no surprise

Anonymous said...

It will keep increasing,nothing is working in this country,they are just telling us the right thing to do in 2019.

prince samuel said...

Na wao

ken christy said...

Very bad!

Anonymous said...

And Buhari has fulfilled all his campaign promises, Mr Adeshina God is watching uoooooooO ( in 3D )

Okowright Balaxy said...

That's what happens when a jobless man is voted as a president. Buhari is the problem of Nigeria.

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