Bangladesh Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2021 was 5.23%, a 0.18% decline from 2020.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2020 was 5.41%, a 0.98% increase from 2019.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.44%, a 0.02% increase from 2018.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.41%, a 0.04% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Tunisia 16.82%
Sao Tome and Principe 15.91%
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Morocco 11.47%
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Nigeria 9.79%
Egypt 9.33%
Kyrgyz Republic 9.10%
Ukraine 8.88%
Angola 8.53%
Honduras 8.51%
Bolivia 8.51%
Uzbekistan 7.16%
Mongolia 7.08%
India 5.98%
Nicaragua 5.96%
El Salvador 5.94%
Kenya 5.74%
Sri Lanka 5.40%
Bangladesh 5.23%
Timor-Leste 5.07%
Ghana 4.70%
Indonesia 4.41%
Pakistan 4.35%
Bhutan 4.33%
Moldova 3.96%
Cameroon 3.87%
Papua New Guinea 2.75%
Philippines 2.41%
Vanuatu 2.18%
Myanmar 2.17%
Vietnam 2.17%
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Solomon Islands 1.03%
Cambodia 0.61%
Bangladesh Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 5.23% -0.18%
2020 5.41% 0.98%
2019 4.44% 0.02%
2018 4.41% 0.04%
2017 4.37% 0.02%
2016 4.35% -0.02%
2015 4.37% -0.02%
2014 4.38% -0.05%
2013 4.43% 0.31%
2012 4.12% 0.35%
2011 3.77% 0.39%
2010 3.38% -1.62%
2009 5.00% 0.43%
2008 4.57% 0.44%
2007 4.13% 0.54%
2006 3.59% -0.66%
2005 4.25% -0.01%
2004 4.26% -0.06%
2003 4.32% 0.42%
2002 3.90% 0.28%
2001 3.62% 0.35%
2000 3.27% 0.22%
1999 3.06% 0.16%
1998 2.90% 0.21%
1997 2.69% 0.18%
1996 2.51% 0.03%
1995 2.48% 0.11%
1994 2.38% 0.02%
1993 2.36% 0.02%
1992 2.33% 0.13%
1991 2.20% 0.13%