Labor force in Nigeria 2020, by age group

Nigeria has a labor force of over 80 million people. As of 2020, Nigerians aged 25 to 34 years old represented the largest labor force population in the country, with around 23 million people. Individuals from 35 to 44 years old made up the second most numerous group, with over 20 million people.
In the second quarter of 2020, the unemployment rate in Nigeria reached about 27 percent. However, Nigerian sources define as unemployed labor force those who did nothing or worked for less than 20 hours a week. Data on unemployment rate from other sources refer to much lower rates.

Labor force in Nigeria in 2020, by age group

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