Causes and Effects of Youth Unemployment: A Case Study of Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria

Rufus Boluwaji Akindola, Oluwatunmise R. Dada


This study employs qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate the causes and effects of youth unemployment in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State. It was found that low level of education, the collapse of local industries, inadequate job creation and neglect of the agricultural sector by the State Government are largely responsible for youth unemployment in the local government area. The study also found that low standard of living and high crime rates are the direct results of youth unemployment and recommended the diversification of the economy to enhance the generation of full and part time job opportunities, including the revitalisation of collapsed local industries to absorb the growing number of unemployed youths.

Keywords: Youth, Unemployment, Oye-Ekiti, Local Government, Crime, Nigeria

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