Publisher: University of Calabar

Unemployment and Poverty In Nigeria: The Cross River State Situation

Efefiong Inyang, Dachi Arikpo, Ndem Ndiyo
KEYWORDS: Poverty, Unemployment, Urban and Rural Areas.


Unemployment and poverty are two major problems that any society intending to achieve economic growth and development must tackle. This paper analysed the problems of unemployment and poverty in Cross River State, Nigeria. The study adopted some theories that explained the causes and effects of unemployment and poverty, and explored previous studies carried out by other scholars. Data were extracted from text books, journals, and the Internet. It employed the descriptive method of analysis to show the trends of unemployment and poverty that exists in the state. The findings show that high rate of unemployment and poverty still persists and leaves much to be desired of the government at both the state and federal levels. The study recommends a holistic strategy in tackling this problems which include revitalizing the agricultural and industrial sectors in the state amongst others

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