Unemployment Rate in Bangladesh remained unchanged at 4.20 percent in 2017 from 4.20 percent in 2016. Unemployment Rate in Bangladesh averaged 3.85 percent from 1991 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5.10 percent in 1997 and a record low of 2.20 percent in 1991.

Unemployment Rate in Bangladesh is expected to be 4.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Bangladesh Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Bangladesh Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.20 5.10 2.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 60.80 59.50 60.80 39.00 Million [+]
Wages 13258.00 12897.00 13258.00 11493.00 BDT/Month [+]
Population 161.80 159.90 161.80 50.10 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 15100.00 15100.00 15100.00 14100.00 BDT/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 8080.00 8090.00 8090.00 7420.00 BDT/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 5300.00 5300.00 5300.00 5300.00 BDT/Month [+]
Retirement Age Men 59.00 59.00 59.00 57.00 [+]
Retirement Age Women 59.00 59.00 59.00 57.00 [+]
Wages High Skilled 9690.00 9690.00 9690.00 9690.00 BDT/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 5210.00 5210.00 5210.00 5210.00 BDT/Month [+]
Unemployed Persons 2.70 2.60 2.70 1.40 Million [+]


Bangladesh Unemployment Rate

In Bangladesh, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Bangladesh Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Bangladesh Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.20 4.20 5.10 2.20 1991 - 2017 percent Yearly




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