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Top 10 States with the Highest Unemployment In Nigeria

Top 10 States with the Highest Unemployment In Nigeria

Going through the archives of NBS {National Bureau of Statistics} for the last released 10 states with the highest rate of unemployment in Nigeria.
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Just a minute, what is Unemployment?

Unemployment means state of being unemployed

According to

Unemployment represents the number of people in the work force who want to work but do not have job.

The work force is made up of people who want to work {can work}, excluding retired, disabled and people who are able to work but not currently looking for job.

We initially made some little changes to the original list due to the disruption of peace constantly taking place in Borno and Yobe.

The States are:

10. Kaduna

09. Adamawa

08. Yobe

07. Edo

06. Jigawa

05. Nasarawa

04. Gombe

03. Niger

02. Bauchi

01. Zamfara

There you have it, the states with the highest numbers of unemployment in Nigeria. Share your thought with us through the comment box and like us on facebook @ or follow us on twitter @

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Reference: National Bureau of Statistics,
tags: Kaduna State, Adamawa State, Yobe State, Edo State, Jigawa State, Nasarawa State, Gombe State, Niger State, Bauchi State, Zamfara State

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