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Nigeria - Employment as a share of population aged 15 years and above

51.3 (%) in 2017

In 2017, employment to population ratio for Nigeria was 51.3 %. Though Nigeria employment to population ratio fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 1998 - 2017 period ending at 51.3 % in 2017.

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Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.

Date Value Change, %
2017 51.3 0.01 %
2016 51.3 -2.78 %
2015 52.7 0.27 %
2014 52.6 -0.90 %
2013 53.1 0.14 %
2012 53.0 0.15 %
2011 52.9 0.16 %
2010 52.8 0.17 %
2009 52.7 0.17 %
2008 52.6 0.17 %
2007 52.5 0.15 %
2006 52.5