Macroeconomic Report & Economic Updates

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 15)

According to the NBS latest labour survey, a total of 617,503 individuals were subjected to forced labour in their current job in 2022. This translates to a prevalence rate of 5.2 out of every 1000 individuals. Disaggrageting forced labour by gender, 451,300 were male and 166,203 were female, indicating a higher likelihood of men falling victims of forced labour than women. Age-wise distribution shows 191,418 individuals fall within the 18-29 age group, 317,052 in 30-49 age group, and 99,391 in the age group above 50 years. Urban areas exhibit a higher prevalence rate of 6.0% compared to a 4.7% in the rural area with 270,546 individuals affected in the urban areas and 346,958 in the rural areas.

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