Bangladesh Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.30%, a 1.08% increase from 2019.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.22%, a 0.07% decline from 2018.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.29%, a 0.08% decline from 2017.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.37%, a 0.02% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Zambia 12.17%
Georgia 12.05%
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Nigeria 9.01%
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Angola 7.70%
India 7.11%
El Salvador 6.98%
Uzbekistan 5.97%
Nicaragua 5.82%
Bolivia 5.61%
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Timor-Leste 5.06%
Sri Lanka 4.84%
Moldova 4.71%
Pakistan 4.65%
Ghana 4.53%
Mongolia 4.33%
Indonesia 4.11%
Bhutan 3.74%
Cameroon 3.62%
Philippines 3.36%
Kenya 2.98%
Papua New Guinea 2.74%
Vietnam 2.27%
Vanuatu 1.95%
Myanmar 1.79%
Lao PDR 0.95%
Solomon Islands 0.79%
Cambodia 0.31%
Bangladesh Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.30% 1.08%
2019 4.22% -0.07%
2018 4.29% -0.08%
2017 4.37% 0.02%
2016 4.35% -0.03%
2015 4.38% -0.01%
2014 4.39% -0.04%
2013 4.43% 0.37%
2012 4.06% 0.35%
2011 3.71% 0.33%
2010 3.38% -1.62%
2009 5.00% 0.71%
2008 4.29% 0.38%
2007 3.91% 0.32%
2006 3.59% -0.66%
2005 4.25% -0.05%
2004 4.30% -0.02%
2003 4.32% 0.36%
2002 3.96% 0.37%
2001 3.59% 0.32%
2000 3.27% 0.18%
1999 3.09% 0.22%
1998 2.87% 0.18%
1997 2.69% 0.18%
1996 2.51% 0.04%
1995 2.47% 0.05%
1994 2.42% 0.06%
1993 2.36% 0.09%
1992 2.27% 0.07%
1991 2.20% 0.07%