Unemployment in Nigeria
Nigeria - UnemploymentThe economy shifted into a lower gear in the first quarter of 2019, with annual growth moderating from the over-three year high logged in Q4 2018. Weaker momentum in both the non-oil segment of the economy and a further deterioration of the all-important energy sector, which contracted for the fourth consecutive quarter, led the slowdown. That said, the manufacturing PMI climbed to a five-month high in April, suggesting the economy entered Q2 on stronger footing. In other news, last month President Muhammadu Buhari signed a bill which will raise the minimum wage by over 65% to NGN 30,000 per month. Although its full implementation will take some time, this bodes well for household incomes and thus consumer demand going forward. Meanwhile, on 9 May, Buhari nominated Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele—whose current term ends in June—for a second five-year term, signaling the continuity of monetary and FX policy ahead.
Nigeria - Unemployment Data
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Nigeria Unemployment Chart
Source: National Bureau of Statistics
|Bond Yield||14.55||0.0 %||Jun 13|
|Exchange Rate||306.5||3.08 %||Jun 13|
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June 7, 2019
The Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) edged down from 55.5 in April to 52.9 in May, the lowest reading since June 2017.
May 21, 2019
At its 20–21 May meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) left the monetary policy rate as well as all other monetary policy parameters unchanged, broadly in line with market expectations.
May 20, 2019
Nigeria’s economy entered 2019 on a softer note, with GDP growth decelerating to 2.0% on an annual basis in the first quarter.
May 15, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.94% on a month-on-month basis in April, up from March’s 0.79% climb.
May 6, 2019
The Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) edged up from 53.6 in March to 55.5 in April, hitting a five-month high.