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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