Thursday, August 8, 2013

Osa blast Nigeria's National Bureau of Statistics job claims

 The National Bureau of Statistics in Nigeria has released its job creation survey, which states that the nation’s economy generated 427,294 new jobs in the third quarter of 2012. What new jobs? How did that figure come about? Who was counted?
Nigeria's National Bureau of Statistics job claims
A copy of the report, which was signed by the Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale. It said the need to fill a position vacated by an ex-employee recorded the highest percentage of those employed with 29.9 per cent and 240,349 fresh new jobs.

The report stated that, “During the third quarter of 2012, 240,359 jobs are estimated to have been created in the informal sector, representing 55.25 per cent, followed by the formal sector with 164,293 jobs representing 38.45 per cent, and the public sector was 22,642, which is about 5.3 per cent.

“The total estimated number of jobs created in the Nigerian economy for the third quarter of 2012 came to 427,294.”

The report added that people within the age bracket of 15 to 35 years constituted the bulk of people employed by the jobs created 26.6 per cent represented age group 36 to 59 years. Previous NBS report claims have not generated predicted jobs.

Who's tasked in determining the legibility and accuracy of the data? I have a huge doubt on this job claims because more people are walking on the streets without a job.


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