Unemployment Rate in Nigeria increased to 23.10 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 22.70 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Unemployment Rate in Nigeria averaged 12.31 percent from 2006 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 23.10 percent in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of 5.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Unemployment Rate in Nigeria is expected to be 26.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Nigeria to stand at 32.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Nigeria Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 33.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-25 09:15 AM Unemployment Rate
2019-06-25 09:15 AM Unemployment Rate 23.1% 23.8%


Nigeria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 23.10 22.70 23.10 5.10 percent [+]
Population 190.89 185.99 190.89 45.14 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 137600.00 135300.00 137600.00 135300.00 NGN/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 43200.00 41800.00 43200.00 41800.00 NGN/Month [+]
Employed Persons 69542.90 69165.60 70665.90 66951.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 81.20 83.80 93.60 81.20 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 57200.00 57200.00 57200.00 57200.00 NGN/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 25500.00 25500.00 25500.00 25500.00 NGN/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 36.50 38.00 38.00 11.70 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 20927.60 20343.60 20927.60 4672.00 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 30000.00 18000.00 30000.00 18000.00 NGN/Month [+]


Nigeria Unemployment Rate

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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.10 22.70 23.10 5.10 2006 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
South Africa 27.60 Mar/19
Spain 14.70 Mar/19
Turkey 14.70 Feb/19
Brazil 12.70 Mar/19
Italy 10.20 Mar/19
Argentina 9.10 Dec/18
France 8.70 Mar/19
Euro Area 7.70 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Dec/18
Canada 5.70 Apr/19
Australia 5.20 Apr/19
Indonesia 5.01 Mar/19
Russia 4.70 Mar/19
South Korea 4.10 Apr/19
United Kingdom 3.80 Mar/19
China 3.67 Mar/19
United States 3.60 Apr/19
India 3.53 Dec/18
Netherlands 3.30 Apr/19
Germany 3.20 Mar/19
Mexico 3.20 Mar/19
Japan 2.50 Mar/19
Switzerland 2.40 Apr/19
Singapore 2.20 Mar/19


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