Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate

1990 - 2021 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate

  • Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 57.0 % in Dec 2021, compared with 56.7 % in the previous year.
  • Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1990 to Dec 2021, with an average rate of 58.3 % .
  • The data reached the an all-time high of 59.0 % in Dec 1990 and a record low of 56.1 % in Dec 2016.
  • Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate is reported by reported by CEIC Data.
  • In the latest reports, Bangladesh Population reached 169.3 million people in Jun 2021.
  • Unemployment Rate of Bangladesh increased to 5.3 % in Dec 2020.

View Bangladesh's Labour Force Participation Rate from 1990 to 2021 in the chart:

Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate

What was Bangladesh's Labour Force Participation Rate in 2021?

Bangladesh Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 57.0 % in Dec 2021, compared with 56.7 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
57.0 2021 56.7 2020 56.1 2016 59.0 1990 % yearly 1990 - 2021

Labour Force Participation Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 61.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 41.7 2018 yearly 2003 - 2018
Argentina (%) 60.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Armenia (%) 58.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 67.0 May 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - May 2022
Austria (%) 77.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2021 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 63.8 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bahrain (%) 70.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bangladesh (%) 57.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Belarus (%) 86.5 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Belgium (%) 70.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Bolivia (%) 62.4 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 47.7 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Botswana (%) 60.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Brazil (%) 62.4 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - Apr 2022
Brunei (%) 63.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 55.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 87.4 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 65.9 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Chile (%) 59.7 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - Apr 2022
China (%) 68.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Colombia (%) 63.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Croatia (%) 51.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) 64.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2004 - Mar 2022
Czech Republic (%) 59.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Denmark (%) 70.9 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 64.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 41.5 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Estonia (%) 65.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 57.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Finland (%) 69.6 May 2022 monthly May 2004 - May 2022
France (%) 73.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 50.9 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Germany (%) 55.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) 68.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Greece (%) 59.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 58.1 May 2022 monthly Dec 1981 - May 2022
Hungary (%) 66.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
Iceland (%) 78.5 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2022
India (%) 45.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Indonesia (%) 69.1 Feb 2022 semiannually Feb 2005 - Feb 2022
Iran (%) 40.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2018 - Mar 2022
Ireland (%) 64.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Israel (%) 62.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Apr 2022
Italy (%) 48.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2004 - Dec 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 55.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Japan (%) 62.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1968 - Apr 2022
Jordan (%) 38.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 69.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2001 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 73.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
South Korea (%) 64.9 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 39.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 70.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan (%) 60.2 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Laos (%) 76.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Latvia (%) 68.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (%) 42.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 62.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1998 - Mar 2022
Luxembourg (%) 55.4 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 68.3 May 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - May 2022
North Macedonia (%) 55.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 75.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Malaysia (%) 69.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
Malta (%) 78.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 54.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Mexico (%) 60.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Moldova (%) 40.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 58.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 56.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 44.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 78.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 54.7 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Nepal (%) 79.6 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Netherlands (%) 72.3 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
New Zealand (%) 71.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) 53.8 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Norway (%) 66.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Oman (%) 68.2 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Pakistan (%) 50.1 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 45.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2002 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 60.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 71.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 71.9 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Philippines (%) 63.4 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 2003 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 58.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2021 - Mar 2022
Portugal (%) 59.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Qatar (%) 88.0 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Romania (%) 51.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Russia (%) 68.5 Dec 2021 monthly Aug 2009 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 61.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2016 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) 55.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 70.5 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Slovakia (%) 59.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Slovenia (%) 58.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 56.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 58.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 49.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2012 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) 48.0 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Sweden (%) 75.1 May 2022 monthly Apr 2005 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 66.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.2 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -484.700 Jan 2022 monthly Jul 2008 - Jan 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 2,752.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1990 - Apr 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.9 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 19.2 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BDT bn) 7,011.275 2024 yearly 1980 - 2024
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BDT bn) 26,363.886 2027 yearly 2003 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (BDT bn) 6,849.828 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Government Revenue & Foreign Grants (BDT mn) 342,390.000 Dec 2021 monthly Jul 2008 - Dec 2021
Government Overall Balance: Excluding Grants (BDT mn) 12,960.000 Dec 2021 monthly Jul 2008 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: Domestic (DO): Net (BDT mn) 2,323,438.000 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2002 - Apr 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 5.722 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -3,074.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - Apr 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 3,885.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - Apr 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 16.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 595.353 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 102,923.420 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 2,942.411 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 6,958.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - Apr 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 42.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Apr 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 99,502.239 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 391,424.215 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 893.634 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1973 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 336.838 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 56.309 Mar 2022 monthly Nov 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,542.542 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2022
Export Price Index (2005-2006=100) 240.500 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Import Price Index (2005-2006=100) 283.380 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Imports: Petroleum Products (BDT mn) 132,320.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1999 - Apr 2022
Imports: Yarn (BDT mn) 31,890.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1999 - Apr 2022
Imports: Capital Machinery (BDT mn) 27,550.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2005 - Apr 2022
Imports: Textile and Articles Thereof (BDT mn) 46,600.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1999 - Apr 2022
Imports: Cotton (BDT mn) 31,180.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1999 - Apr 2022
Terms of Trade Index (2005-2006=100) 87.110 2018 yearly 2007 - 2018
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 36.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,114.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1997 - Apr 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.9 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,594.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2003 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.3 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -67.073 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.1 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -58.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -9.115 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 90,794.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 18,088.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 3.4 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -14.803 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -66,513.388 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Balance of Payment(BoP): USD: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) -5,644.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Credit (USD mn) 2,486.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Official Transfers (USD mn) 3.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (PI) (USD mn) -20.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: FDI: of which net inflow (USD mn) 807.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Export F.O.B (USD mn) 13,263.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) -752.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account (USD mn) 28.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: Net Errors & Omissions (USD mn) -125.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Import F.O.B (USD mn) -22,553.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) -9.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account: Capital Transfers (USD mn) 28.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 1,306.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance (USD mn) -9,290.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -3,552.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Private Transfers (PT) (USD mn) 5,213.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) 3,896.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Services (USD mn) -1,066.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) -743.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,594.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (BDT mn) -5,706,848.681 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
IIP: Assets (BDT mn) 4,484,400.692 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
IIP: Liabilities (BDT mn) 10,191,249.373 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Outstanding External Debt as Percentage of GDP (%) 11.880 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 8.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 46,647.715 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 1986 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 192,447.033 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 1986 - Apr 2022
M2 Growth (%) 10.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 1987 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 May 2022 monthly Oct 1999 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 38,338.8 May 2022 monthly Dec 1972 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 4.000 May 2022 monthly Oct 1999 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 5.8 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - Apr 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 833.139 May 2022 monthly Jan 1972 - May 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 177,106.316 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1986 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 9.3 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1987 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 185,086.1 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 15.8 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1988 - Apr 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 192,818.057 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 1991 - Apr 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 13.41 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 1992 - Apr 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 33.51 2021 yearly 1974 - 2021

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