Latest data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that a total of 475,180 new jobs were created in the third quarter of 2015.
In its third quarter survey, the NBS explained that this represents an increase of 236.1%, compared with the previous quarter, and 36% compared to the third quarter of 2014.
According to the Bureau, the increase in the number of jobs was mainly due to informal sector jobs, which accounted for 90.2% while the labour force population increased to 75.9 million from 74 million in the second quarter, representing a significant increase in the labour force by 2.60%.
It was followed by formal sector jobs, which accounted for 8.8%, while the public sector generated 4,818 jobs, representing 1.01% of jobs in the period under review.
The informal sector accounted for over 90% of total jobs in the third quarter, and were predominantly in rural agricultural activities.