The Nigerian economy added 187,226 new jobs in the third quarter of 2016 after adding 475,180 a year earlier. The informal sector created 144,651 jobs, down 66.3 percent from last year but still accounting for 77.3 percent share. The public sector lost 7,012 jobs. The formal sector added 49,587 jobs, 19 percent more than a year earlier and representing 26.5 percent of total new jobs. Around 90 percent on new payrolls were created in human, health and social services sectors and agriculture and accommodation and food services. In the three months to June, the economy added 155,444 new jobs. Employment Change in Nigeria averaged 324042.07 Jobs from 2012 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 499521.00 Jobs in the fourth quarter of 2015 and a record low of 79465.00 Jobs in the first quarter of 2016.