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1.7m Nigerians Lose Jobs in 9 months
1.7m Nigerians Lose Jobs in 9 months

1.7m Nigerians Lose Jobs in 9 months

1.7m Nigerians Lose Jobs in 9 months

The harsh economic situation in Nigeria has thrown 1.7 million Nigerians into the job market in nine months, a report from the National Bureau of Statistics has indicated, Punch reported. The report showed that the number of unemployed Nigerians rose from 9.48 million at the beginning of the year to 11.19 million by September ending. The report also indicated that while the number of those employed rose marginally from 69 million at the beginning of the year to 69.47 million by September ending, the labor force population rose by 2.18 million from 78.48 million to 80.66 million.

 

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