Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate

1990 - 2020 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate dropped to 55.7 % in Dec 2020, compared with 59.1 % in the previous year. Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1990 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 57.5 % . The data reached the an all-time high of 59.1 % in Dec 2019 and a record low of 55.7 % in Dec 2020. Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by CEIC Data.

In the latest reports, Bangladesh Population reached 167.6 million people in Jun 2020. Unemployment Rate of Bangladesh increased to 5.3 % in Dec 2020.

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Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate

What was Bangladesh's Labour Force Participation Rate in 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
55.7 2020 59.1 2019 55.7 2020 59.1 2019 % yearly 1990 - 2020

Labour Force Participation Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 60.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Algeria (%) 41.7 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Argentina (%) 56.0 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Armenia (%) 60.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 66.6 Dec 2020 monthly Feb 1978 - Dec 2020
Austria (%) 78.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 63.1 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Bahrain (%) 72.6 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Bangladesh (%) 55.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Belarus (%) 87.0 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Belgium (%) 69.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 62.4 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 42.1 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 69.4 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Brazil (%) 56.6 Nov 2020 monthly Mar 2012 - Nov 2020
Brunei (%) 63.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 55.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Cambodia (%) 87.4 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Canada (%) 64.3 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1976 - Dec 2020
Chile (%) 56.6 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2009 - Dec 2020
China (%) 66.8 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Colombia (%) 61.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2020
Croatia (%) 51.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2020
Cyprus (%) 62.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2004 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 59.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 69.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2020
Ecuador (%) 62.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Sep 2020
Egypt (%) 42.2 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Estonia (%) 63.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 56.4 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Finland (%) 65.6 Dec 2020 monthly May 2004 - Dec 2020
France (%) 72.0 Jun 2019 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2019
Georgia (%) 62.9 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Germany (%) 56.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2020
Ghana (%) 67.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Greece (%) 58.2 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Nov 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 59.6 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1981 - Dec 2020
Hungary (%) 63.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Iceland (%) 79.3 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
India (%) 46.3 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 67.8 Aug 2020 semiannually Feb 2005 - Aug 2020
Iran (%) 38.3 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2020
Ireland (%) 62.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Israel (%) 60.3 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Jan 2021
Italy (%) 48.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 52.8 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Japan (%) 62.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1968 - Dec 2020
Jordan (%) 37.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 69.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Sep 2020
Kenya (%) 71.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
South Korea (%) 61.6 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 1999 - Dec 2020
Kosovo (%) 40.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Sep 2020
Kuwait (%) 71.1 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 60.2 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Laos (%) 77.3 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Latvia (%) 70.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Lebanon (%) 45.3 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 62.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1998 - Dec 2020
Luxembourg (%) 55.2 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Macau SAR, China (%) 70.4 Dec 2020 monthly Sep 1996 - Dec 2020
North Macedonia (%) 55.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Malawi (%) 75.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 68.4 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2015 - Nov 2020
Malta (%) 77.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 73.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Mexico (%) 56.4 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2020
Moldova (%) 41.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
Mongolia (%) 59.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2006 - Sep 2020
Montenegro (%) 53.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 44.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (%) 77.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 56.6 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Nepal (%) 77.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 68.4 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2020
New Zealand (%) 70.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (%) 53.4 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Norway (%) 63.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Oman (%) 67.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 50.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Palestinian Territory (%) 41.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2002 - Sep 2020
Panama (%) 66.5 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 70.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 72.7 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Philippines (%) 58.7 Oct 2020 quarterly Jul 2003 - Oct 2020
Poland (%) 56.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1998 - Sep 2020
Portugal (%) 58.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Qatar (%) 88.2 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Romania (%) 55.1 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2020
Russia (%) 67.9 Sep 2020 monthly Aug 2009 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 59.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2016 - Sep 2020
Serbia (%) 54.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Singapore (%) 68.1 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Slovakia (%) 59.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Sep 2020
Slovenia (%) 57.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
South Africa (%) 54.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Spain (%) 58.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1976 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 51.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2012 - Sep 2020
Sudan (%) 46.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Sweden (%) 71.3 Jan 2021 monthly Apr 2005 - Jan 2021
Switzerland (%) 68.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.4 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -265.566 Oct 2020 monthly Jul 2008 - Oct 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 2,752.274 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 1990 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 8.0 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 21.3 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BDT bn) 20,911.837 2025 yearly 2003 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (BDT bn) 5,008.913 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Government Debt: Domestic (DO): Net (BDT mn) 1,769,324.000 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 2002 - Dec 2020
Government Revenue & Foreign Grants (BDT mn) 224,530.000 Oct 2020 monthly Jul 2008 - Oct 2020
Government Overall Balance: Excluding Grants (BDT mn) -22,520.000 Oct 2020 monthly Jul 2008 - Oct 2020
BD: Social Contributions (BDT mn) 0.000 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 5.292 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,251.3 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1986 - Nov 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 2,896.5 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1986 - Nov 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) 5.5 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1987 - Nov 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 667.168 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 115,240.626 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,502.325 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 4,147.8 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1986 - Nov 2020
Total Imports Growth (%) 4.1 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1987 - Nov 2020
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 110,004.230 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 432,673.520 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 437.216 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1973 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 221.452 Aug 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Aug 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 39.496 Oct 2020 monthly Nov 1998 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 938.138 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Oct 2020
Import Price Index (2005-2006=100) 259.380 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Export Price Index (2005-2006=100) 225.950 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports: Europe: Germany Federal Republic (BDT mn) 521,442.000 2019 yearly 1987 - 2019
Exports: Europe: Spain (BDT mn) 214,662.000 2019 yearly 1987 - 2019
Imports: Petroleum Products (BDT mn) 27,583.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1999 - Nov 2020
Imports: Cotton (BDT mn) 16,570.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1999 - Nov 2020
Imports: Yarn (BDT mn) 13,621.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1999 - Nov 2020
Imports: Textile and Articles Thereof (BDT mn) 28,807.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1999 - Nov 2020
Imports: Capital Machinery (BDT mn) 21,745.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 2005 - Nov 2020
Terms of Trade Index (2005-2006=100) 87.110 2018 yearly 2007 - 2018
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: India (BDT mn) 752,048.000 2019 yearly 1987 - 2019
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: Indonesia (BDT mn) 124,914.000 2019 yearly 1987 - 2019
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: Singapore (BDT mn) 48,343.000 2019 yearly 1987 - 2019
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: China (BDT mn) 1,291,540.000 2019 yearly 1987 - 2019
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: Japan (BDT mn) 159,105.000 2019 yearly 1987 - 2019
BD: Export Volume Index (2000=100) 529.505 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
BD: Import Volume Index (2000=100) 365.055 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
BD: Export Value Index (2000=100) 614.369 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
BD: Import Value Index (2000=100) 681.021 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 6.1 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 305.0 Oct 2020 monthly Jul 1997 - Oct 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.6 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 540.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2003 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7.158 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -4.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 11.785 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 66,427.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 9,526.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 3.0 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -9.365 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -43,296.952 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2020
BD: BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options: Asse... (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options: Liab... (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 540.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -713.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account (USD mn) 43.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Private Transfers (PT) (USD mn) 6,816.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -2,093.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 48.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account: Capital Transfers (USD mn) 43.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance (USD mn) -2,039.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: FDI: of which net inflow (USD mn) 68.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) -715.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) -667.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
Balance of Payment(BoP): USD: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 3,534.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (PI) (USD mn) -154.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Official Transfers (USD mn) 9.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: Net Errors & Omissions (USD mn) 320.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) -3,098.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Export F.O.B (USD mn) 9,697.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Import F.O.B (USD mn) -11,736.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Services (USD mn) -585.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Credit (USD mn) 1,508.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2020
Outstanding External Debt as Percentage of GDP (%) 13.400 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
BD: External Debt: Debt Outstanding, Debt Ration and Debt Service (DOD): Stocks:... (USD mn) 52,124.148 2018 yearly 1970 - 2018
BD: External Debt: DOD: Stocks: Long-Term (USD mn) 41,556.540 2018 yearly 1970 - 2018
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 8.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 39,667.960 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 1986 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 174,373.172 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 1986 - Dec 2020
M2 Growth (%) 14.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 1987 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 1999 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 40,736.5 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1972 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 4.000 Jan 2021 monthly Oct 1999 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 9.4 Nov 2020 monthly Jul 1986 - Nov 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 837.114 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Jan 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 160,056.580 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 1986 - Nov 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 13.0 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 1987 - Nov 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 160,799.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 1987 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 9.9 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 1988 - Dec 2020
Total Loans (USD mn) 166,062.535 Oct 2020 monthly Jun 1991 - Oct 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 14.11 Sep 2020 monthly Jun 1992 - Sep 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 39.05 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020
BD: Bank Non-Performing Loans to Total Gross Loans (%) 8.902 2019 yearly 2011 - 2019

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