Full Report: List of States with Highest, Lowest Unemployment Rates in Nigeria

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has released the Labor Force Statistics: Unemployment and Underemployment Report for the fourth quarter of 2020.


According to the report, Nigeria's unemployment rate jumped to 33.3% in the period under review. This simply indicates that 23 million people are now actively jobless in Nigeria with Imo, Adamawa and Cross River having the highest unemployment rates in Nigeria.

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States With Highest Unemployment Rate


1. Imo state: (56.64%)

2. Adamawa state: (54.89%)

3. Cross Rivers state: (53.65%)

States With Lowest Unemployment Rate


1. Osun state: (11.65%)

2. Benue: (11.98%)

3. Zamfara: (12.99%)


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According to the report, Nigeria's inflation rate rose by 17.33% on a year-on-year basis in February 2021, making it the highest in four years.

February's inflation rate is 0.86% higher than the 16.47% the NBS reported in January 2021.
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