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Unemployment In Nigeria: The Supposed Beast The Nation Contends With

Having spent four or five years in the university obtaining a higher degree, on some level, most Nigerian youths; even those that get jobs at the first time of asking, struggle with the thought of being unemployed. The unemployment rate is perceived as really high compared to what it actually is because you can easily list 10 classmates, friends, or relatives that are unemployed. I conducted a small survey among friends, asking them to place a number on the unemployment rate in the country, and the range of the perceived unemployment rate from my survey was between 30% and 65%, with the high variation pointing to the markedly different opinions people have about it, depending on who you talk to.



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