The unemployment rate in Nigeria maintained its upward trend hitting a record 33.3% in the fourth quarter of 2020 from the 27.1% reported in the second quarter, according to the Labor Force Statistics: Unemployment and Underemployment Report Q4 2020 released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
Imo State reported the highest rate of unemployment with 56.6% among all the states in Nigeria. It was followed by Adamawa and Cross River States with 54.9% and 53.7% respectively. The State with the lowest rate was Osun in the South-West with 11.7%.
Here is the unemployment and underemployment rates across all the states in Nigeria.
|State||Unemployment Rate (%)||Underemployment (%)|
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