Job creation in Nigeria has been inadequate to keep pace with the expanding working age population. However, the problem in Nigeria might best be interpreted as underemployment in contrast to unemployment proper. As in many other developing countries, most Nigerians cannot afford to be completely unemployed. Many Nigerians work in the informal sector doing various low paying tasks that do not add up to regular employment. However, the long-term unemployed constitute 90.2% of all unemployed in Nigeria and this rises to 92% in rural areas.