Checkout States With Highest & Lowest Unemployment Rates In Nigeria
Recent reports shows that Nigeria’s unemployment rate jumped to 33.3% in the period under review. This implies that 23 million people are now actively jobless in Nigeria. We will see the list of states with Highest & Lowest Unemployment Rates In Nigeria
This piece lists the three most affected and three least affected states.
States With Highest Unemployment Rate
1. Imo state (56.64%) 2. Adamawa state (54.89%) 3. Cross Rivers state (53.65%)
States with Lowest Unemployment Rate
1. Osun state (11.65%) 2. Benue (11.98%) 3. Zamfara (12.99%).
Reacting to the NBS report, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of lying to Nigerians about the federal government’s many job creation initiatives.
The PDP pointed out that the NBS report on the growing rate of unemploying in the country proves that the APC-led government has not been sincere with its activities in this regard.
A statement by the main opposition’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said what is even worse is that many youths are losing their jobs under this administration.
Meanwhile, the NBS has also released the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation in the country. According to the report, Nigeria’s inflation rate rose by 17.33% on a year-on-year basis in February 2021, making it the highest in four years.