Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate 1960-2024

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 2022 was 12.54%, a 1.67% decline from 2021.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 14.21%, a 0.26% decline from 2020.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.47%, a 2.12% increase from 2019.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.34%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.14%
Eswatini 48.25%
Republic of Congo 42.09%
Tunisia 40.58%
West Bank and Gaza 35.95%
Sudan 34.05%
Georgia 30.38%
Bhutan 29.61%
Cabo Verde 29.33%
Angola 28.01%
Lesotho 25.16%
Sri Lanka 24.74%
Mauritania 24.28%
Morocco 23.84%
Sao Tome and Principe 21.40%
India 17.83%
Egypt 15.72%
Indonesia 14.05%
Bangladesh 12.54%
Honduras 12.45%
Kenya 12.15%
Mongolia 11.53%
Vanuatu 10.99%
Uzbekistan 10.97%
Myanmar 10.02%
Nicaragua 9.70%
Pakistan 9.69%
Zambia 8.21%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.18%
El Salvador 7.49%
Philippines 7.19%
Nigeria 6.82%
Cameroon 6.61%
Ghana 6.60%
Lao PDR 6.32%
Bolivia 6.27%
Vietnam 5.92%
Papua New Guinea 4.93%
Timor-Leste 3.93%
Solomon Islands 3.07%
Moldova 2.82%
Cambodia 0.78%
Ukraine 0.00%
Kosovo 0.00%
Kiribati 0.00%
Micronesia 0.00%
Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 12.54% -1.67%
2021 14.21% -0.26%
2020 14.47% 2.12%
2019 12.34% 0.07%
2018 12.27% 0.05%
2017 12.22% 1.17%
2016 11.05% 0.37%
2015 10.68% 0.39%
2014 10.29% 0.40%
2013 9.88% 1.19%
2012 8.69% 1.17%
2011 7.53% 1.16%
2010 6.37% -3.26%
2009 9.64% 0.73%
2008 8.91% 0.79%
2007 8.12% 0.84%
2006 7.28% -1.53%
2005 8.81% 1.08%
2004 7.73% 1.12%
2003 6.61% -1.17%
2002 7.77% -1.03%
2001 8.80% -0.87%
2000 9.67% 0.84%
1999 8.83% 0.82%
1998 8.01% 0.80%
1997 7.22% 0.78%
1996 6.43% 0.18%
1995 6.25% 0.16%
1994 6.09% 0.16%
1993 5.93% 0.16%
1992 5.77% 0.16%
1991 5.62% 5.62%
1990 0.00% 0.00%
1989 0.00% 0.00%
1988 0.00% 0.00%
1987 0.00% 0.00%
1986 0.00% 0.00%
1985 0.00% 0.00%
1984 0.00% 0.00%
1983 0.00% 0.00%
1982 0.00% 0.00%
1981 0.00% 0.00%
1980 0.00% 0.00%
1979 0.00% 0.00%
1978 0.00% 0.00%
1977 0.00% 0.00%
1976 0.00% 0.00%
1975 0.00% 0.00%
1974 0.00% 0.00%
1973 0.00% 0.00%
1972 0.00% 0.00%
1971 0.00% 0.00%
1970 0.00% 0.00%
1969 0.00% 0.00%
1968 0.00% 0.00%
1967 0.00% 0.00%
1966 0.00% 0.00%
1965 0.00% 0.00%
1964 0.00% 0.00%
1963 0.00% 0.00%
1962 0.00% 0.00%
1961 0.00% 0.00%
1960 0.00% 0.00%