There Is a 50% Increase In The Number Of Online Job Seekers in 5 Months – NBS


According to the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, there is a growing increase in completed online applications for jobs in the country.

The figure moved from 212,409 recorded last May to 313,694 by the end of Septem­ber 2015, representing about 50 per cent, NBS reports

The Bureau, in its latest On­line Recruitment Report pub­lished over the weekend, stated however that in spite of the rise in completed applications dur­ing the five month review pe­riod, the number of vacancies posted remained relatively sta­ble, from 3,897 in May to 4,441 in September, implying some relative competitiveness over the period.

It also reported that while the majority of applicants were between the ages of 20 and 30 years with over 70 per cent of them possessing degrees from tertiary institutions, the Trade/Services industry dom­inated in the number of va­cancies posted, with over two thirds of vacancies were posted by companies operating within this industry, and an average of 36 per cent of applications made during the period made to such companies.

The NBS reported that Lagos was the most active and dominant state during the reference period, ac­counting for over half of both applications and vacancies posted. It also found that over 7,000 of the applicants were liv­ing outside the country.





Goke Alabi

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