Nigeria Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2021

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2019 was 33.73%, a 1.34% increase from 2018.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2018 was 32.39%, a 1.25% increase from 2017.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2017 was 31.14%, a 1.16% increase from 2016.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2016 was 29.98%, a 2.26% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 70.49%
Cambodia 70.43%
Lao PDR 58.87%
Honduras 57.95%
Angola 56.18%
Vietnam 55.95%
Vanuatu 55.17%
Cameroon 54.83%
Zambia 53.29%
Nicaragua 50.97%
Bolivia 49.92%
Indonesia 47.88%
Myanmar 45.96%
Uzbekistan 43.66%
El Salvador 43.37%
Lesotho 43.03%
Kenya 42.49%
Congo, Rep. 42.10%
Bangladesh 41.97%
Pakistan 41.62%
Timor-Leste 41.50%
Ghana 41.06%
Georgia 39.42%
Djibouti 39.31%
Kyrgyz Republic 37.31%
Philippines 36.52%
Mongolia 35.21%
Papua New Guinea 35.08%
Cabo Verde 34.50%
Sao Tome and Principe 34.33%
Nigeria 33.73%
Ukraine 32.02%
Bhutan 31.50%
West Bank and Gaza 30.32%
Sri Lanka 30.06%
Tunisia 28.68%
India 27.06%
Sudan 26.70%
Morocco 26.48%
Eswatini 25.11%
Egypt 24.39%
Mauritania 22.26%
Moldova 18.41%
Nigeria Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 33.73% 1.34%
2018 32.39% 1.25%
2017 31.14% 1.16%
2016 29.98% 2.26%
2015 27.72% 2.08%
2014 25.64% 1.90%
2013 23.74% -3.56%
2012 27.30% -3.87%
2011 31.17% 0.12%
2010 31.05% 0.03%
2009 31.02% 0.06%
2008 30.96% 0.09%
2007 30.87% 0.15%
2006 30.72% 0.21%
2005 30.51% 0.02%
2004 30.49% 0.03%
2003 30.46% 0.05%
2002 30.41% 0.07%
2001 30.34% 0.10%
2000 30.24% -0.19%
1999 30.43% -0.21%
1998 30.64% -0.20%
1997 30.84% -0.16%
1996 31.00% -0.09%
1995 31.09% -0.35%
1994 31.44% -0.31%
1993 31.75% -0.25%
1992 32.00% -0.17%
1991 32.17% -0.08%
1990 32.25% -0.08%