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

53.5
(%)
in 2017

In 2017, employment to population ratio for Nigeria was 53.5 %. Before employment to population ratio of Nigeria started to increase to reach a level of 53.5 % in 2017, it went through a trough reaching a low of 50.9 % in 2004.

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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 53.5 -0.19 %
2016 53.6 -0.56 %
2015 53.9 0.75 %
2014 53.5 2.69 %
2013 52.1 0.77 %
2012 51.7 0.00 %
2011 51.7 0.19 %
2010 51.6 0.19 %
2009 51.5 0.19 %
2008 51.4 0.19 %
2007 51.3 0.20 %
2006 51.2