The number of employed persons in Nigeria increased to 69542.90 Thousand in the third quarter of 2018 from 69165.60 Thousand in the second quarter of 2018. Employed Persons in Nigeria averaged 68993.94 Thousand from 2014 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 70665.90 Thousand in the first quarter of 2017 and a record low of 66951 Thousand in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Employed Persons in Nigeria is expected to be 69800.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employed Persons in Nigeria to stand at 70500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Nigeria Employed Persons is projected to trend around 72000.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Nigeria Employed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
69542.90 69165.60 70665.90 66951.00 2014 - 2018 Thousand Quarterly
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Nigeria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 23.10 22.70 23.10 5.10 percent [+]
Population 195.87 190.87 195.87 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 76.90 77.30 93.60 76.90 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 20927.60 20343.60 20927.60 4672.00 Thousand [+]
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 [+]
Minimum Wages 30000.00 18000.00 30000.00 18000.00 NGN/Month [+]