Bangladesh Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2022

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Bangladesh labor force participation rate for 2021 was 39.38%, a 1.35% increase from 2020.
  • Bangladesh labor force participation rate for 2020 was 38.04%, a 2.56% decline from 2019.
  • Bangladesh labor force participation rate for 2019 was 40.60%, a 0.11% decline from 2018.
  • Bangladesh labor force participation rate for 2018 was 40.71%, a 0.02% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 70.82%
Cambodia 68.43%
Bolivia 57.65%
Lao PDR 57.02%
Angola 56.24%
Cameroon 54.87%
Vanuatu 54.47%
Vietnam 53.49%
Zambia 53.06%
Honduras 50.92%
Nicaragua 49.46%
Indonesia 48.33%
Ghana 43.33%
Kenya 42.07%
El Salvador 41.33%
Myanmar 40.61%
Republic of Congo 40.60%
Timor-Leste 40.17%
Lesotho 39.92%
Bangladesh 39.38%
Pakistan 38.99%
Uzbekistan 37.89%
Kyrgyz Republic 35.62%
Ukraine 35.50%
Georgia 34.47%
Papua New Guinea 34.46%
Sao Tome and Principe 33.59%
Nigeria 31.89%
Philippines 31.65%
Mongolia 31.30%
Cabo Verde 29.16%
Tunisia 28.90%
West Bank and Gaza 27.91%
Sri Lanka 26.76%
Bhutan 26.38%
Sudan 26.06%
Morocco 25.76%
India 23.68%
Eswatini 22.92%
Mauritania 21.94%
Egypt 21.02%
Moldova 16.90%
Djibouti 13.28%
Bangladesh Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 39.38% 1.35%
2020 38.04% -2.56%
2019 40.60% -0.11%
2018 40.71% -0.02%
2017 40.73% 2.53%
2016 38.20% -0.88%
2015 39.08% -0.88%
2014 39.97% -0.89%
2013 40.85% -0.89%
2012 41.74% -0.89%
2011 42.63% -0.89%
2010 43.52% -0.89%
2009 44.41% -0.89%
2008 45.30% -0.88%
2007 46.18% -0.88%
2006 47.06% -0.50%
2005 47.56% -0.35%
2004 47.91% -0.33%
2003 48.25% -0.32%
2002 48.56% -0.32%
2001 48.88% -0.33%
2000 49.21% -0.29%
1999 49.50% -0.26%
1998 49.75% -0.25%
1997 50.00% -0.26%
1996 50.26% -0.29%
1995 50.55% -0.06%
1994 50.61% -0.09%
1993 50.70% -0.12%
1992 50.82% -0.16%
1991 50.97% -0.20%
1990 51.17% -0.20%