Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.71%, a 0.06% decline from 2020.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.77%, a 2.08% increase from 2019.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.69%, a 0.14% increase from 2018.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.55%, a 0.16% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Djibouti 79.91%
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Republic of Congo 42.33%
West Bank and Gaza 39.62%
Tunisia 38.32%
Lesotho 37.44%
Sudan 35.62%
Cabo Verde 34.30%
Georgia 28.30%
India 28.26%
Morocco 27.20%
Sri Lanka 26.06%
Zambia 26.05%
Egypt 24.25%
Mauritania 23.01%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.94%
Mongolia 21.01%
Nigeria 19.61%
Kyrgyz Republic 19.28%
Bhutan 18.75%
Angola 18.52%
Bolivia 17.44%
Ukraine 16.45%
Indonesia 16.05%
Uzbekistan 15.95%
Honduras 15.50%
Bangladesh 14.71%
Kenya 13.84%
Timor-Leste 13.84%
El Salvador 13.74%
Nicaragua 11.60%
Ghana 9.59%
Pakistan 9.41%
Moldova 8.60%
Philippines 7.31%
Vietnam 7.24%
Cameroon 6.64%
Myanmar 6.40%
Vanuatu 5.40%
Papua New Guinea 5.25%
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Solomon Islands 1.93%
Cambodia 1.82%
Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 14.71% -0.06%
2020 14.77% 2.08%
2019 12.69% 0.14%
2018 12.55% 0.16%
2017 12.39% 1.20%
2016 11.19% 0.41%
2015 10.78% 0.42%
2014 10.36% 0.38%
2013 9.98% 1.18%
2012 8.80% 1.20%
2011 7.60% 1.21%
2010 6.39% -3.32%
2009 9.71% 0.70%
2008 9.01% 0.77%
2007 8.24% 0.94%
2006 7.29% -1.53%
2005 8.82% 1.13%
2004 7.69% 1.08%
2003 6.61% -1.08%
2002 7.69% -1.12%
2001 8.81% -0.89%
2000 9.69% 0.91%
1999 8.78% 0.74%
1998 8.04% 0.85%
1997 7.19% 0.77%
1996 6.43% 0.13%
1995 6.29% 0.28%
1994 6.02% 0.11%
1993 5.91% 0.12%
1992 5.79% 0.34%
1991 5.45% 0.34%