According to the National bureau of statistics, the top five states with the highest unemployed population are Rivers (1,673,991), Akwa Ibom (1,357,754), Kano (1,257,130), Lagos (1,088,352) and Kaduna with (940,480).

Unemployment rate in Nigeria generally rose to 23.1% in the third quarter of 2018.

NBS said this in its “Labour Force Statistics – Volume 2: Unemployment and Underemployment by State”, for Third Quarter, 2018, posted on its website.

However,Katsina State, Jigawa, Kaduna State and Yobe recorded the highest underemployment rates of 39.5, 38.1, 31.0 and 30.0 per cent.

The methodology for arriving at the figures, the bureau said , is that the total population in Nigeria was divided into labour force (currently active) and non-labour force (not currently active).

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