The 2021 edition of the State of States report published by BudgIT, a foremost civic organisation, has shown a breakdown of the rates of employment in Nigerian states.
The recently published report cites the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) as its source for the unemployment/underemployment rates.
Legit.ng lists the top 10 states with the highest unemployment/underemployment rates according to the report.
- Imo state - 82.54%
- Jigawa state - 79.98%
- Adamawa state - 79.56%
- Yobe state - 74.12%
- Cross River state - 71.46%
- Kogi state - 67.78%
- Taraba state - 67.72%
- Akwa Ibom state - 67.69%
- Borno state - 67.10%
- Kaduna state - 67.00%
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Seven of the states on the list are from the northern region while the remaining three are from the south.
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Ajuri Ngelale, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs stated this while speaking on Arise TV on Monday, 27 September 2021.
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