Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

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 12.93%, a 0.84% decline from 2021.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2021 was 13.77%, a 0.61% decline from 2020.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2020 was 14.38%, a 2.02% increase from 2019.
  • Bangladesh youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 12.37%, a 0.07% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
Djibouti 77.19%
Eswatini 49.77%
Republic of Congo 40.77%
West Bank and Gaza 40.72%
Tunisia 37.13%
Sudan 34.45%
Cabo Verde 30.19%
Georgia 29.07%
Lesotho 26.66%
Sri Lanka 26.12%
Morocco 24.94%
India 23.22%
Sao Tome and Principe 22.74%
Mauritania 21.90%
Mongolia 19.37%
Angola 17.28%
Egypt 17.10%
Bhutan 14.67%
Uzbekistan 13.83%
Nigeria 13.44%
Kenya 13.35%
Timor-Leste 13.30%
Indonesia 13.02%
Bangladesh 12.93%
Honduras 12.27%
Pakistan 11.31%
Zambia 11.03%
Nicaragua 10.71%
El Salvador 8.96%
Kyrgyz Republic 8.88%
Moldova 8.11%
Bolivia 7.63%
Vietnam 7.44%
Ghana 7.14%
Cameroon 7.00%
Philippines 6.34%
Papua New Guinea 5.20%
Vanuatu 5.07%
Lao PDR 4.78%
Solomon Islands 2.82%
Cambodia 0.85%
Bangladesh Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 12.93% -0.84%
2021 13.77% -0.61%
2020 14.38% 2.02%
2019 12.37% 0.07%
2018 12.29% 0.07%
2017 12.22% 1.17%
2016 11.05% 0.39%
2015 10.67% 0.40%
2014 10.27% 0.39%
2013 9.88% 1.16%
2012 8.72% 1.17%
2011 7.55% 1.18%
2010 6.37% -3.29%
2009 9.66% 0.71%
2008 8.95% 0.78%
2007 8.17% 0.89%
2006 7.28% -1.53%
2005 8.81% 1.10%
2004 7.71% 1.10%
2003 6.61% -1.12%
2002 7.72% -1.06%
2001 8.79% -0.86%
2000 9.65% 0.87%
1999 8.77% 0.78%
1998 8.00% 0.82%
1997 7.18% 0.77%
1996 6.41% 0.15%
1995 6.26% 0.20%
1994 6.06% 0.12%
1993 5.93% 0.13%
1992 5.81% 0.23%
1991 5.58% 0.23%