Nigeria Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 13.96%, a 0.23% increase from 2018.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 13.72%, a 0.24% decline from 2017.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 13.96%, a 1.48% increase from 2016.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 12.48%, a 4.67% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Nigeria Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 13.96% 0.23%
2018 13.72% -0.24%
2017 13.96% 1.48%
2016 12.48% 4.67%
2015 7.81% -0.60%
2014 8.41% -1.43%
2013 9.84% 0.13%
2012 9.71% 0.16%
2011 9.56% 0.09%
2010 9.47% 0.08%
2009 9.39% 0.42%
2008 8.97% -0.05%
2007 9.02% -0.19%
2006 9.21% -0.22%
2005 9.43% -0.05%
2004 9.48% -0.09%
2003 9.57% 0.07%
2002 9.49% -0.02%
2001 9.51% -0.03%
2000 9.54% -0.08%
1999 9.62% 0.12%
1998 9.50% 0.00%
1997 9.49% -0.01%
1996 9.50% -0.02%
1995 9.52% 0.00%
1994 9.52% 0.05%
1993 9.47% 0.17%
1992 9.30% 0.04%
1991 9.26% 0.04%