Bangladesh Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2019 was 4.19%, a 0.09% decline from 2018.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2018 was 4.28%, a 0.09% decline from 2017.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2017 was 4.37%, a 0.02% increase from 2016.
  • Bangladesh unemployment rate for 2016 was 4.35%, a 0.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
West Bank and Gaza 26.17%
Lesotho 23.41%
Eswatini 22.08%
Sudan 16.54%
Tunisia 16.02%
Georgia 14.40%
Sao Tome and Principe 13.37%
Cabo Verde 12.25%
Zambia 11.43%
Egypt 10.76%
Djibouti 10.30%
Mauritania 9.55%
Congo, Rep. 9.47%
Morocco 9.02%
Ukraine 8.88%
Nigeria 8.10%
Angola 6.89%
Nicaragua 6.84%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Mongolia 6.01%
Uzbekistan 5.92%
Moldova 5.47%
Honduras 5.39%
India 5.36%
Indonesia 4.69%
Timor-Leste 4.55%
Pakistan 4.45%
Vanuatu 4.39%
Ghana 4.33%
Sri Lanka 4.20%
Bangladesh 4.19%
El Salvador 4.11%
Bolivia 3.50%
Cameroon 3.38%
Kenya 2.64%
Papua New Guinea 2.46%
Bhutan 2.34%
Philippines 2.15%
Vietnam 2.01%
Myanmar 1.58%
Cambodia 0.68%
Lao PDR 0.63%
Solomon Islands 0.58%
Bangladesh Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 4.19% -0.09%
2018 4.28% -0.09%
2017 4.37% 0.02%
2016 4.35% -0.03%
2015 4.38% -0.02%
2014 4.40% -0.03%
2013 4.43% 0.37%
2012 4.06% 0.35%
2011 3.71% 0.33%
2010 3.38% -1.62%
2009 5.00% 0.73%
2008 4.27% 0.38%
2007 3.89% 0.30%
2006 3.59% -0.66%
2005 4.25% -0.04%
2004 4.29% -0.03%
2003 4.32% 0.36%
2002 3.96% 0.38%
2001 3.59% 0.32%
2000 3.27% 0.19%
1999 3.09% 0.22%
1998 2.86% 0.18%
1997 2.68% 0.17%
1996 2.51% 0.05%
1995 2.46% 0.05%
1994 2.41% 0.05%
1993 2.36% 0.09%
1992 2.27% 0.07%
1991 2.20% 0.07%