The Nigerian economy added 187,226 new jobs in the third quarter of 2016 after adding 475,180 a year earlier. The informal sector created 144,651 jobs, down 66.3 percent from last year but still accounting for 77.3 percent share. The public sector lost 7,012 jobs. The formal sector added 49,587 jobs, 19 percent more than a year earlier and representing 26.5 percent of total new jobs. Around 90 percent on new payrolls were created in human, health and social services sectors and agriculture and accommodation and food services. In the three months to June, the economy added 155,444 new jobs. source: National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria

Employment Change in Nigeria averaged 306076.53 Jobs from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 499521.00 Jobs in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a record low of 79465.00 Jobs in the first quarter of 2016. This page provides - Nigeria Employment Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Nigeria Total New Jobs - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2023.

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Nigeria Total New Jobs

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2016-08-31 09:45 AM Q1 79.5K 499.5K
2017-01-02 10:00 AM Q3 187.2K 155.4K 86K

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 33.30 27.10 percent Dec 2020
Youth Unemployment Rate 53.40 40.80 percent Dec 2020
Employed Persons 46488.00 58527.00 Thousand Dec 2020
Unemployed Persons 23187.00 21765.00 Thousand Dec 2020
Employment Rate 66.70 72.90 percent Dec 2020
Employment Change 187226.00 155444.00 Jobs Sep 2016