Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

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 2019 was 12.13%, a 0.06% decline from 2018.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.19%, a 0.11% decline from 2017.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.30%, a 1.18% increase from 2016.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.12%, a 0.33% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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West Bank and Gaza 40.04%
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Georgia 29.93%
Cabo Verde 27.82%
Egypt 26.54%
India 23.01%
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Sao Tome and Principe 20.06%
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Mongolia 15.96%
Ukraine 15.53%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.79%
Indonesia 13.37%
Timor-Leste 12.31%
Bangladesh 12.13%
Uzbekistan 11.31%
Honduras 10.55%
Moldova 10.51%
Bhutan 10.03%
Nicaragua 9.94%
El Salvador 9.46%
Ghana 8.72%
Pakistan 7.81%
Kenya 7.17%
Bolivia 6.70%
Philippines 6.67%
Vietnam 6.64%
Cameroon 5.73%
Papua New Guinea 4.25%
Vanuatu 4.17%
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Solomon Islands 1.11%
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Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 12.13% -0.06%
2018 12.19% -0.11%
2017 12.30% 1.18%
2016 11.12% 0.33%
2015 10.79% 0.35%
2014 10.44% 0.31%
2013 10.13% 1.40%
2012 8.73% 1.24%
2011 7.49% 1.09%
2010 6.40% -2.60%
2009 9.00% 0.86%
2008 8.14% 0.42%
2007 7.72% 0.39%
2006 7.33% -1.54%
2005 8.87% 1.09%
2004 7.78% 1.13%
2003 6.65% -1.55%
2002 8.20% -1.05%
2001 9.25% -0.50%
2000 9.75% 0.88%
1999 8.87% 0.91%
1998 7.96% 0.78%
1997 7.18% 0.72%
1996 6.46% 0.16%
1995 6.30% 0.14%
1994 6.16% 0.18%
1993 5.98% 0.26%
1992 5.72% 0.21%
1991 5.51% 0.21%