This study is designed to investigate on the impact of unemployment on the Economic growth in Nigeria for the period of 26 years. This is done in other to find out its influence on the persisted occurrence of unemployment among theNigeriayouths and stagnates the growth of the economy. It focuses on those objectives. (1) To determine the relationship between unemployment and economic growth in Nigeria. (2) To ascertain the magnitude of this relationship the study also tested for two hypothesis. The data for the study was obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria statistical bulletin on gross domestic product (GDP). The major findings were that unemployment contributes negatively to the Gross Domestic product (GDP) while government expenditure contributed positively to Gross Domestic product some recommendations were made based on the finding.