Nigeria Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2024

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 2022 was 25.09%, a 0.45% increase from 2021.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2021 was 24.65%, a 0.16% increase from 2020.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2020 was 24.49%, a 0.35% decline from 2019.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2019 was 24.84%, a 0.22% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 69.80%
Cambodia 58.90%
Angola 56.20%
Honduras 54.65%
Vanuatu 54.33%
Nicaragua 50.85%
Cameroon 47.49%
Lao PDR 47.45%
Bolivia 45.88%
Indonesia 45.44%
Vietnam 44.43%
Pakistan 44.00%
Lesotho 42.50%
Kenya 42.26%
Ghana 41.84%
El Salvador 41.78%
Republic of Congo 41.77%
Bangladesh 40.14%
Timor-Leste 39.03%
Georgia 38.13%
Zambia 38.02%
Kyrgyz Republic 36.69%
Uzbekistan 35.75%
Papua New Guinea 34.44%
Sao Tome and Principe 33.66%
Philippines 32.94%
Cabo Verde 30.75%
Sri Lanka 30.18%
West Bank and Gaza 29.87%
Tunisia 28.89%
Mongolia 28.89%
India 28.04%
Bhutan 27.88%
Morocco 27.10%
Sudan 26.49%
Nigeria 25.09%
Eswatini 23.78%
Egypt 23.34%
Mauritania 20.33%
Moldova 18.44%
Djibouti 13.75%
Nigeria Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 25.09% 0.45%
2021 24.65% 0.16%
2020 24.49% -0.35%
2019 24.84% 0.22%
2018 24.63% 0.22%
2017 24.41% 0.22%
2016 24.19% 0.22%
2015 23.98% 0.22%
2014 23.76% 0.22%
2013 23.54% -3.48%
2012 27.02% -3.78%
2011 30.80% 0.13%
2010 30.67% 0.05%
2009 30.62% 0.07%
2008 30.55% 0.10%
2007 30.45% 0.14%
2006 30.32% 0.19%
2005 30.13% 0.00%
2004 30.13% 0.00%
2003 30.12% 0.01%
2002 30.11% 0.02%
2001 30.09% 0.06%
2000 30.03% -0.22%
1999 30.25% -0.23%
1998 30.48% -0.22%
1997 30.69% -0.18%
1996 30.87% -0.12%
1995 30.99% -0.35%
1994 31.33% -0.31%
1993 31.64% -0.25%
1992 31.88% -0.16%
1991 32.05% -0.06%
1990 32.11% -0.06%