Job Creation for Full Employment in Nigeria
Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 9(1), pp. 53-65, 2010
19 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2016 Last revised: 17 Aug 2016
Date Written: July 23, 2010
This study was embarked upon with a view to determining the extent to which federal government employment policies had proved effective for achieving full employment in Nigeria. It was designed essentially as a descriptive survey. Data were sourced from National Bureau of Statistics and the CBN. Data were analyzed using time series and Pearson’s r. Results indicate that (1) Job creation strategies did not contribute significantly to total employment in Nigeria (2) FG employment policies were not effective for creating jobs (3) Job creation in Nigeria was susceptible to trade cycle (4) NEEDS was a veritable tool for employment generation in Nigeria. Based on the abovestated findings, it was concluded that employment policies in Nigeria were yet to be adapted to the economic realities in the country’s labour market.
Keywords: Job creation, Employment, Nigeria
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