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.


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%)


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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