Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) rose to 51.8% in Nigeria in 2018

Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | Nigeria | May 18, 2019
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Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) reached 51.8 % in 2018 in Nigeria. This is 36.4 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) in Nigeria reached an all time high of 56.5 % in 1983 and an all time low of 37.7 % in 1992. When compared to Nigeria's main peers, Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) in Benin amounted to 39.2 %, 39.6 % in Cameroon, 15.3 % in Chad and 16.0 % in Niger in 2018.

Nigeria has been ranked 101st within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce), 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind.

Employment In Services (As % of Total Workforce) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria % 58.8% 59.3% 59.7% 60.2% 60.5%
Benin % 38.3% 38.8% 39.0% 38.7% 38.8%
Burkina Faso % 34.6% 36.8% 38.1% 38.4% 38.1%
Cameroon % 35.5% 36.9% 38.3% 38.8% 39.1%
Central African Republic % 18.7% 17.0% 17.5% 17.7% 17.8%
Chad % 15.1% 15.6% 15.9% 15.9% 15.5%
Gabon % 50.5% 51.0% 51.5% 52.0% 52.0%
Libya % 65.0% 65.1% 65.0% 65.1% 65.2%
Mali % 24.8% 25.2% 25.3% 29.5% 27.7%
Niger % 15.2% 15.4% 15.7% 15.9% 15.8%
Nigeria % 48.9% 49.9% 50.5% 51.2% 51.5%
Sudan % 40.8% 41.1% 41.0% 41.3% 41.5%
Togo % 44.6% 44.7% 45.0% 45.4% 45.6%