Bangladesh Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2021

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 2019 was 41.97%, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • Bangladesh labor force participation rate for 2018 was 42.00%, a 0.05% increase from 2017.
  • Bangladesh labor force participation rate for 2017 was 41.95%, a 2.44% increase from 2016.
  • Bangladesh labor force participation rate for 2016 was 39.51%, a 0.6% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 70.49%
Cambodia 70.43%
Lao PDR 58.87%
Honduras 57.95%
Angola 56.18%
Vietnam 55.95%
Vanuatu 55.17%
Cameroon 54.83%
Zambia 53.29%
Nicaragua 50.97%
Bolivia 49.92%
Indonesia 47.88%
Myanmar 45.96%
Uzbekistan 43.66%
El Salvador 43.37%
Lesotho 43.03%
Kenya 42.49%
Congo, Rep. 42.10%
Bangladesh 41.97%
Pakistan 41.62%
Timor-Leste 41.50%
Ghana 41.06%
Georgia 39.42%
Djibouti 39.31%
Kyrgyz Republic 37.31%
Philippines 36.52%
Mongolia 35.21%
Papua New Guinea 35.08%
Cabo Verde 34.50%
Sao Tome and Principe 34.33%
Nigeria 33.73%
Ukraine 32.02%
Bhutan 31.50%
West Bank and Gaza 30.32%
Sri Lanka 30.06%
Tunisia 28.68%
India 27.06%
Sudan 26.70%
Morocco 26.48%
Eswatini 25.11%
Egypt 24.39%
Mauritania 22.26%
Moldova 18.41%
Bangladesh Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 41.97% -0.03%
2018 42.00% 0.05%
2017 41.95% 2.44%
2016 39.51% -0.60%
2015 40.11% -0.61%
2014 40.72% -0.62%
2013 41.34% -0.62%
2012 41.96% -0.62%
2011 42.58% -0.63%
2010 43.21% -0.64%
2009 43.85% -0.64%
2008 44.49% -0.64%
2007 45.13% -0.64%
2006 45.77% -0.54%
2005 46.31% -0.35%
2004 46.66% -0.32%
2003 46.98% -0.31%
2002 47.29% -0.31%
2001 47.60% -0.34%
2000 47.94% -0.28%
1999 48.22% -0.25%
1998 48.47% -0.25%
1997 48.72% -0.27%
1996 48.99% -0.33%
1995 49.32% -0.13%
1994 49.45% -0.17%
1993 49.62% -0.20%
1992 49.82% -0.23%
1991 50.05% -0.24%
1990 50.29% -0.24%