By Andrew Swiston, with research assistance from Marwa Ibrahim.
Full-time employment is defined as working 40 or more hours per week; part-time employment as 20 or more hours per week; and unemployed as working less than 20 hours per work.
Annual data for 2016 has not yet been released. Figures for 2016 are the average for the first three quarters, to minimize the effects of seasonality in the data.
These indicators should be interpreted with caution due to the limited number of respondents, limited geographical coverage, and standardized assumptions on business constraints and information availability. In particular, Nigeria’s indicators in 2017 consist of population-weighted averages of the scores of Kano and Lagos (2010 scores are for Lagos only). Furthermore, methodological changes can complicate the interpretation of movements in an indicator over time. See http://www.doingbusiness.org/methodology for further details on the Doing Business methodology.
Other large Sub-Saharan African countries include all those with a population greater than 30 million (Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda).
See Doing Business in Nigeria 2014, http://www.doingbusiness.org/Reports/Subnational-Reports/Nigeria.
Melina, Giovanni, 2016, “Enhancing the Responsiveness of Employment to Growth in Namibia,” in Namibia: Selected Issues, IMF Country Report No. 16/374.
Each of these scenarios uses United Nations projections for the working-age population, and assumes that labor force participation remains at its 2016 share of the working-age population.