Tuesday, September 20, 2011

33 million Nigerians jobless -NBS

15 September 2011

About 32.5million Nigerians are unemployed,  the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.

The Statistician General of the Federation, Dr Yemi Kale, made this disclosure in his maiden press briefing on Wednesday in Abuja .

He said  the figure was the latest as it was released in 2010 for 2011.

Dr Kale said the NBS  had developed a system  whereby the number of jobs created in the country would be known.


Dr Kale noted  that agriculture remained the largest contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at 41.49 per cent in the second quarter compared to 42.32 per cent  in the second quarter of 2010. Similarly, wholesale and retail trade account for 16.75 per cent.

He said crude petroleum and natural gas contributed to 14.84 per cent compared to 15.7 per cent and manufacturing contributed 3.91 per cent in the second quarter of 2011 compared to 3.93 per cent in the second quarter of 2010.

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