The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS will in Q2 2023 launch the Nigeria Labour Force Survey Report, which will generate the Unemployment report for the country.
According to the NBS, this became necessary to devise a more sustainable method of conducting the survey, that accommodates the unique characteristics of the Nigerian Labour market.
It stated that considerable progress has been made, and ongoing efforts are underway. In addition, the NBS noted that it has conducted a pretest and pilot of the new approach, trained trainers, and enumerators, and organized a nationwide stakeholder sensitization workshop that brought together stakeholders from government, the private sector, and the academia.
The NBS established the fact that since the 4th quarter of the previous year, it had initiated data collection using the new approach, and anticipate releasing national results quarterly and disaggregated state level results by the end of the year.
Nigeria’s Statistics office reassured the public of unwavering in meeting our mandate and providing stakeholders with timely and accurate data for policy formulation.
Since 2021, NBS has been collaborating with the World Bank and the International Labour Organization, and other stakeholders to enhance the methodology and implementation of the Nigeria Labour Force Survey.
The last unemployment report in Nigeria, that was published by the NBS covered the period of Q4 2020.