Pandemic: NBS survey reveals Nigeria’s job market remains unstable

NBS covid-19 monitoring report

The National Bureau of Statistics has gathered in its COVID-19 Impact Monitoring that even after reactivation of the economy from restrictions and lockdowns caused by Coronavirus pandemic, employment in Nigeria remains oscillating. Although, it noted in the report which is now in its fourth round, that the share of people who are working has continued to creep back up to pre-crisis levels. “This trend demonstrates that the government’s loosening of the restrictions has enabled Nigerians to return to work,” the report said. It revealed that the share of respondents working…

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NBS Data: 55.7% of Nigeria’s working population jobless, underemployed

unemployment, underemployment, NBS

…Underemployment at 28.6%, highest since 2014 Q4 …Only 35.59m have gainful jobs …Unemployed youth now spike at 34.9% …Imo State leading unemployment with 75.1% For the first time since December 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), on Friday released its Labour Force Statistics report showing the nation’s worsening job conditions and the need for government to urgently create more employment opportunities for the masses and reduce socio-economic tension. According to the report (Abridged Labour Force Survey Under COVID-19), which forewarned that the rate increase does not amount entirely to…

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