The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics has said the Former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Administration created 469,070 jobs in all sectors of the economy in the first quarter of the year.
It would be recalled that there was wide spread criticism and rejection when the former government stated that it had created 1.2 million jobs in 2013.
According to the Premium Times, the Bureau of statistics said it survey shows that 469,070 jobs were created in the economy during the first quarter, with the informal sector yielding 332,403 new jobs as the most active.
The survey also shows a 26.98% increase (99,585 additional jobs) which is in addition to the 369,485 jobs created in the last quarter of 2014.
The survey showed there was a 36.6% increase in the number of jobs created in the Managerial, Professional and Technical workers cadre.
The Operative cadre followed with a 33.31% increase, with 43,616 jobs created. The Clerical and related office workers cadres recorded 19,895 new jobs , IE, 15.19% in total.
Jobs in the Education Sector led the employment figures during the period, with 58,329 jobs, that is, a 44.55% of the total, reflecting a 6.58% marginal rise, or 3,600 jobs, when compared with the 54,729 jobs recorded in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Jobs in the Manufacturing Sector was next, with 19,647 jobs, that is, 15% of the total. The manufacturing sector recorded a marginal drop of 37.43%, or 11,754 jobs when compared with the figure in the fourth quarter of 2014. The Trade sector created 15,206 new jobs , or 11.61% of the total jobs.
The Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Sector recoded the lowest number of new jobs – only six during the period.