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Rivers state Tops list of states with highest Rate of Unemployment - NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Rivers State  and Akwa Ibom reported the highest unemployment rate of 37.7 per cent in third quarter 2018.

NBS said this in its Labour Force Statistics – Volume 2: Unemployment and Underemployment by State for Third Quarter, 2018 posted on its website.

The bureau said while Akwa Ibom tops the list Rivers state came as the second highest reported unemployment rate with 36.4 per cent followed by Bayelsa with 32.6 per cent.

Also, Abia recorded 31.6 per cent and Borno reported 31.4 per cent unemployment rate in the quarter under review.

The report said the top five states with the highest unemployed population were Rivers (1,673,991), Akwa Ibom (1,357,754), Kano (1,257,130), Lagos (1,088,352) and Kaduna with (940,480).

It said among these five states with the highest unemployed population, Lagos state reported the lowest rate of 14.6 per cent during the quarter.

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