Nigeria Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

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 13.44%, a 0.21% decline from 2021.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.65%, a 0.7% decline from 2020.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.35%, a 1.76% increase from 2019.
  • Nigeria youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.59%, a 0.43% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
Nigeria Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 13.44% -0.21%
2021 13.65% -0.70%
2020 14.35% 1.76%
2019 12.59% 0.43%
2018 12.16% 0.42%
2017 11.74% 0.40%
2016 11.34% 0.53%
2015 10.82% 0.52%
2014 10.30% 0.47%
2013 9.83% 0.04%
2012 9.79% 0.11%
2011 9.68% 0.05%
2010 9.63% 0.01%
2009 9.62% 0.00%
2008 9.62% 0.02%
2007 9.60% 0.01%
2006 9.59% 0.02%
2005 9.57% 0.08%
2004 9.50% 0.00%
2003 9.50% 0.16%
2002 9.34% -0.13%
2001 9.47% 0.00%
2000 9.47% -0.04%
1999 9.51% 0.05%
1998 9.46% 0.02%
1997 9.44% 0.02%
1996 9.42% -0.07%
1995 9.49% -0.02%
1994 9.51% 0.00%
1993 9.51% 0.10%
1992 9.41% -0.07%
1991 9.48% -0.07%