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Bureau of Statistics: 26.6m Nigerians unemployed in 4th quarter of 2014

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday, May 14, released new statistics which shows that 22.6 million Nigerians were unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2014.

The Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale, disclosed this in Abuja at the Unemployment Methodology Review forum.

He said out of 22,620,202 unemployed Nigerians, 4,672,067 million were unemployed in the fourth quarter, 7,027941 million were unemployed in the third quarter and 5,307,375 million in the second quarter, while 5,612, 819 million were unemployed in the first quarter of the year under review.

Kale said the figure increased by 21 percent from 2013.

Similarly, the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari has assured that he will tackle the issue of unemployment once he assumes office. He said it is the second matter on his agenda.

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