Nigeria Youth Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

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 2022 was 6.82%, a 3.12% decline from 2021.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 9.94%, a 2.57% decline from 2020.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 12.51%, a 0.08% decline from 2019.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.59%, a 0.17% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.14%
Eswatini 48.25%
Republic of Congo 42.09%
Tunisia 40.58%
West Bank and Gaza 35.95%
Sudan 34.05%
Georgia 30.38%
Bhutan 29.61%
Cabo Verde 29.33%
Angola 28.01%
Lesotho 25.16%
Sri Lanka 24.74%
Mauritania 24.28%
Morocco 23.84%
Sao Tome and Principe 21.40%
India 17.83%
Egypt 15.72%
Indonesia 14.05%
Bangladesh 12.54%
Honduras 12.45%
Kenya 12.15%
Mongolia 11.53%
Vanuatu 10.99%
Uzbekistan 10.97%
Myanmar 10.02%
Nicaragua 9.70%
Pakistan 9.69%
Zambia 8.21%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.18%
El Salvador 7.49%
Philippines 7.19%
Nigeria 6.82%
Cameroon 6.61%
Ghana 6.60%
Lao PDR 6.32%
Bolivia 6.27%
Vietnam 5.92%
Papua New Guinea 4.93%
Timor-Leste 3.93%
Solomon Islands 3.07%
Moldova 2.82%
Cambodia 0.78%
Ukraine 0.00%
Kosovo 0.00%
Kiribati 0.00%
Micronesia 0.00%
Nigeria Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 6.82% -3.12%
2021 9.94% -2.57%
2020 12.51% -0.08%
2019 12.59% 0.17%
2018 12.42% 0.42%
2017 12.00% 0.65%
2016 11.35% 0.76%
2015 10.58% 0.45%
2014 10.14% 0.34%
2013 9.80% -0.01%
2012 9.81% 0.13%
2011 9.68% 0.06%
2010 9.61% -0.04%
2009 9.65% -0.06%
2008 9.72% 0.01%
2007 9.71% 0.13%
2006 9.58% 0.07%
2005 9.51% 0.39%
2004 9.12% -0.10%
2003 9.22% -0.06%
2002 9.28% -0.59%
2001 9.87% -0.13%
2000 10.00% -0.06%
1999 10.06% 0.18%
1998 9.88% -0.10%
1997 9.98% -0.21%
1996 10.19% -0.29%
1995 10.48% 0.23%
1994 10.25% 0.10%
1993 10.15% 0.60%
1992 9.56% -0.12%
1991 9.68% 9.68%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%