Employers, Total (As % of Employment) rose to 3.09% in Nigeria in 2018

Employers, Total (As % of Employment) (%)
Labour | Nigeria | May 18, 2019
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Employers, Total (As % of Employment) reached 3.09 % in 2018 in Nigeria. This is 24.9 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Employers, Total (As % of Employment) in Nigeria reached an all time high of 3.09 % in 2018 and an all time low of 2.47 % in 1991. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, Employers, Total (As % of Employment) in Benin amounted to 1.30 %, 3.10 % in Cameroon, 0.240 % in Chad and 0.905 % in Niger in 2018.

Nigeria has been ranked 86th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Employers, Total (As % of Employment), 9 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Employers refers to those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners, hold the type of jobs defined as "self-employment jobs", and, in this capacity, have engaged, on a continuous basis, one or more persons to work for them as employee(s).

Employers, Total (As % of Employment) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria % 3.76% 4.11% 4.12% 4.14% 4.16%
Benin % 1.26% 1.27% 1.27% 1.27% 1.28%
Burkina Faso % 0.695% 0.672% 0.652% 0.657% 0.668%
Cameroon % 2.89% 2.98% 3.08% 3.09% 3.09%
Central African Republic % 0.892% 0.902% 0.952% 0.952% 0.948%
Chad % 0.235% 0.235% 0.237% 0.236% 0.234%
Gabon % 2.52% 2.50% 2.47% 2.45% 2.44%
Libya % 0.896% 0.900% 0.906% 0.909% 0.911%
Mali % 0.697% 0.652% 0.612% 0.569% 0.574%
Niger % 0.903% 0.897% 0.898% 0.896% 0.899%
Nigeria % 2.99% 3.03% 3.06% 3.05% 3.04%
Sudan % 5.72% 5.90% 5.93% 5.91% 5.95%
Togo % 1.51% 1.52% 1.52% 1.53% 1.53%