A report from the National Bureau of Statistics (In a joint effort with Jobberman) has revealed a significant drop in the number of online applicants in Nigeria; Nigeria recorded a total of 266,797 online applications in the third quarter of 2016, compared to 815,163 online applications in the same quarter of 2015, that is a 67.3% drop!
However, the number of vacancies slightly increased from 14,005 in the third quarter of 2015 to 14,112 in Q3, 2016.
Interestingly, online job seekers in Nigeria remain dominated by men — with a 67.9% rise in the third quarter of 2016 — who are well educated.
77.5% of the overall 266,797 online applicants during the period are reported to be educated to a degree level or higher, 63.7% had a degree, 13.8% were educated to higher than degree level (MBBS, MBA/MSc or MPHIL/Ph.D.). In addition, 14.1% had a Higher National Diploma. Only 1.4% listed S.S.C.E as their highest educational achievement.
Age-wise, an estimated 55.5% of applicants were between the ages of 20 and 29, and 46% were 39 years and above. Only 0.5% of applicants were under 20 years of age. (This data was derived from 58,801 applicants who made their information available).
Finally, Lagos accounted for the largest number of applicants and vacancies within the period.
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