Youth Unemployment Rate of Nigeria
Updated on February 12, 2022.

According to the World Bank, the total youth unemployment rate of Nigeria was 17.69% in 2019, a difference of +1.89 points from 2018; and the total labor force of Nigeria in 2019 was 63,226,720. The most recent figures on male and female unemployment rates were 18.34% and 16.91% respectively in 2019.

The World Bank defines youth unemployment rate as "the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment".

The chart and table below shows the total youth, male youth, and female youth unemployment rates of Nigeria for 1991 - 2019.

See also: Unemployment Rate of Nigeria.

Data Source: World Bank.
Youth Unemployment Rate of Nigeria (%)
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Youth Unemployment Rate of Nigeria
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Year Total Youth Unempl.(%) Male Youth Unempl.(%) Female Youth Unempl.(%)
1991 9.38 10.38 8.18
1992 9.4 10.33 8.28
1993 9.55 10.49 8.42
1994 9.59 10.57 8.42
1995 9.6 10.54 8.48
1996 9.61 10.5 8.55
1997 9.6 10.49 8.53
1998 9.59 10.47 8.55
1999 9.65 10.55 8.59
2000 9.64 10.47 8.67
2001 9.64 10.43 8.71
2002 9.74 10.32 9.05
2003 9.75 10.43 8.95
2004 9.66 10.32 8.89
2005 9.55 10.27 8.72
2006 9.35 10.05 8.53
2007 9.19 9.84 8.42
2008 9.13 9.79 8.35
2009 9.49 10.09 8.79
2010 9.58 10.13 8.94
2011 9.56 10.2 8.79
2012 9.68 9.65 9.71
2013 9.84 9.01 10.9
2014 8.41 6.07 11.41
2015 7.81 5.83 10.4
2016 12.48 9.66 16.2
2017 13.91 11.3 17.24
2018 15.8 14.6 17.3
2019 17.69 18.34 16.91