Nigeria Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2022

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2021 was 31.89%, a 1.4% increase from 2020.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2020 was 30.49%, a 2% decline from 2019.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2019 was 32.48%, a 1.55% increase from 2018.
  • Nigeria labor force participation rate for 2018 was 30.94%, a 1.51% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 70.82%
Cambodia 68.43%
Bolivia 57.65%
Lao PDR 57.02%
Angola 56.24%
Cameroon 54.87%
Vanuatu 54.47%
Vietnam 53.49%
Zambia 53.06%
Honduras 50.92%
Nicaragua 49.46%
Indonesia 48.33%
Ghana 43.33%
Kenya 42.07%
El Salvador 41.33%
Myanmar 40.61%
Republic of Congo 40.60%
Timor-Leste 40.17%
Lesotho 39.92%
Bangladesh 39.38%
Pakistan 38.99%
Uzbekistan 37.89%
Kyrgyz Republic 35.62%
Ukraine 35.50%
Georgia 34.47%
Papua New Guinea 34.46%
Sao Tome and Principe 33.59%
Nigeria 31.89%
Philippines 31.65%
Mongolia 31.30%
Cabo Verde 29.16%
Tunisia 28.90%
West Bank and Gaza 27.91%
Sri Lanka 26.76%
Bhutan 26.38%
Sudan 26.06%
Morocco 25.76%
India 23.68%
Eswatini 22.92%
Mauritania 21.94%
Egypt 21.02%
Moldova 16.90%
Djibouti 13.28%
Nigeria Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 31.89% 1.40%
2020 30.49% -2.00%
2019 32.48% 1.55%
2018 30.94% 1.51%
2017 29.43% 1.47%
2016 27.96% 1.42%
2015 26.54% 1.37%
2014 25.17% 1.32%
2013 23.86% -3.60%
2012 27.46% -3.88%
2011 31.34% 0.13%
2010 31.21% 0.07%
2009 31.14% 0.09%
2008 31.05% 0.09%
2007 30.96% 0.13%
2006 30.83% 0.17%
2005 30.66% 0.01%
2004 30.65% 0.04%
2003 30.62% 0.03%
2002 30.59% 0.12%
2001 30.47% 0.07%
2000 30.39% -0.19%
1999 30.58% -0.23%
1998 30.81% -0.19%
1997 31.00% -0.14%
1996 31.14% -0.06%
1995 31.20% -0.32%
1994 31.52% -0.29%
1993 31.81% -0.23%
1992 32.04% -0.08%
1991 32.12% -0.04%
1990 32.15% -0.04%