Back to Africa Check

Were 30 million Nigerians unemployed in 2015?

No. Data from the National Bureau of Statistics show that in the first quarter of 2015, some 17.7 million Nigerians were unemployed, with the unemployment rate at 7.5%.

More facts

For reading our fact-checks!

Did you know that our work is free to read and share? Support our work to continue reading.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Support independent fact-checking in Africa.