Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

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 11.87%, a 0.28% decline from 2018.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.15%, a 0.15% 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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Eswatini 46.55%
West Bank and Gaza 41.96%
Tunisia 36.26%
Lesotho 33.68%
Sudan 31.45%
Egypt 31.05%
Georgia 30.49%
Cabo Verde 28.01%
India 23.34%
Morocco 22.08%
Zambia 21.41%
Congo, Rep. 21.37%
Sri Lanka 21.23%
Djibouti 20.85%
Sao Tome and Principe 20.70%
Ukraine 18.83%
Indonesia 17.04%
Mongolia 16.31%
Angola 15.98%
Mauritania 14.77%
Kyrgyz Republic 14.35%
Nigeria 13.96%
Nicaragua 12.97%
Timor-Leste 12.63%
Moldova 12.49%
Bangladesh 11.87%
Uzbekistan 11.59%
Bhutan 10.50%
Honduras 10.28%
El Salvador 9.55%
Ghana 9.16%
Pakistan 8.88%
Vanuatu 8.76%
Vietnam 7.29%
Kenya 7.24%
Bolivia 6.91%
Philippines 6.19%
Cameroon 5.82%
Papua New Guinea 4.49%
Myanmar 4.00%
Lao PDR 1.71%
Cambodia 1.10%
Solomon Islands 1.07%
Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 11.87% -0.28%
2018 12.15% -0.15%
2017 12.30% 1.18%
2016 11.12% 0.33%
2015 10.80% 0.34%
2014 10.46% 0.32%
2013 10.13% 1.43%
2012 8.71% 1.25%
2011 7.46% 1.06%
2010 6.40% -2.67%
2009 9.07% 0.92%
2008 8.15% 0.47%
2007 7.68% 0.35%
2006 7.33% -1.54%
2005 8.86% 1.10%
2004 7.76% 1.12%
2003 6.64% -1.60%
2002 8.24% -1.01%
2001 9.25% -0.47%
2000 9.72% 0.88%
1999 8.84% 0.92%
1998 7.92% 0.78%
1997 7.14% 0.71%
1996 6.43% 0.16%
1995 6.27% 0.14%
1994 6.13% 0.16%
1993 5.96% 0.27%
1992 5.70% 0.19%
1991 5.50% 0.19%