Global unemployment rates among the youth population are on the rise (indexmundi, 2013, 1).The same case is observable in Nigeria where the number of unemployed youths accounts for more than half of the total number of unemployed people in the country (Youth Speak Community, 2013, 1.The case of unemployment among the youth cuts across both the locals as well as the immigrants (Alanana, 2003).
I seek to examine this assertion by carrying out a qualitative investigation on the relatedness of unemployment among the youth and their attitudes based on a population analysis of the youth among the indigenous non-migrant locals and migrant immigrants in Nigeria.
The migrant and non-migrant youth population is primarily located in Latin America and on the African continent to which Nigeria has a median population age of 19.1 (2010 Est.) (world.bymap.org, 2013, median age).
In fact, the rate of growth of unemployment among the youth population is higher that the case of adults (Alanana, 2003).
The reported incidence of youth unemployment is even higher in developed economies as compared to emerging and developing economies.
By 2011, the unemployment rate was at about 24 % of which the rate of unemployment among the youths was estimated to be about 50% (Youth Speak Community, 2013).
However, the case is similar in many other African countries such as South Africa, Kenya, and Ghana, which have unemployment rates of 25%, 40 %, and 11 % respectively (Youth Speak Community, 2013).It has been suggested that attitudes of the youth may be the main reason behind the high levels of unemployment among the youth.The global rate of unemployment indicates high levels of unemployment among the youth.The youths accounts for a majority of the immigrant population.This represents about 0.7 percent of the population.Generally, the rate of migrant and non-migrant youth unemployment in Nigeria is very high.However, the rates of unemployment among the youth are incomparable to the older male working population in the country.The third chapter will provide the research methodology that will be used in addressing the hypothesis and the research questions.Chapter four will represent all the data that will be collected and analysed in this planned study.This will also include a description of the research hypothesis, objectives, questions, limitations, assumptions, significance, and the approach adopted in the investigation.The second chapter will provide a detailed analysis of literature review of previous investigations relevant to the research problem.