Bangladesh Unemployment Rate

1991 - 2020 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Bangladesh Unemployment Rate

  • Bangladesh Unemployment Rate increased to 5.30% in Dec 2020, from the previously reported figure of 4.22% in Dec 2019.
  • Bangladesh Unemployment Rate is updated yearly, available from Dec 1991 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 3.94%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 5.30% in Dec 2020 and a record low of 2.20% in Dec 1991.
  • The data is reported by reported by CEIC Data.
  • In the latest reports, Bangladesh Population reached 169.31 million people in Jun 2021.


View Bangladesh's Unemployment Rate from 1991 to 2020 in the chart:

Bangladesh Unemployment Rate

What was Bangladesh's Unemployment Rate in 2020?

Bangladesh Unemployment Rate increased to 5.30% in Dec 2020, from the previously reported figure of 4.22% in Dec 2019. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
5.30 2020 4.22 2019 2.20 1991 5.30 2020 % yearly 1991 - 2020

Unemployment Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 11.71 Sep 2017 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 7.00 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1990 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 14.50 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 3.90 May 2022 monthly Feb 1978 - May 2022
Austria (%) 4.76 May 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 5.94 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.20 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 2004 - Feb 2022
Belgium (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - Apr 2022
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 17.41 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Botswana (%) 24.72 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Brazil (%) 9.80 May 2022 monthly Mar 2012 - May 2022
Brunei (%) 7.65 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 4.90 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2020 yearly 2020 - 2020
Canada (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2022
Chile (%) 7.80 May 2022 monthly Mar 2009 - May 2022
China (%) 5.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) 12.12 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Croatia (%) 7.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) 4.80 May 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2022
Czech Republic (%) 2.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2022
Denmark (%) 5.10 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.78 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Egypt (%) 7.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Mar 2022
Estonia (%) 5.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 6.10 May 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2022
Finland (%) 6.20 May 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - May 2022
France (%) 7.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 20.62 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Germany (%) 2.80 May 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - May 2022
Ghana (%) 4.70 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Greece (%) 12.50 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - Apr 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Oct 1981 - May 2022
Hungary (%) 3.50 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2022
Iceland (%) 3.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2022
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 6.49 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Iran (%) 8.90 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 4.70 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Israel (%) 3.74 May 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - May 2022
Italy (%) 8.14 May 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.60 May 2022 monthly Jan 1953 - May 2022
Jordan (%) 22.80 Feb 2022 quarterly Feb 2000 - Feb 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 4.90 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 2.80 May 2022 monthly Jun 1999 - May 2022
Kosovo (%) 25.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2021
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 6.50 May 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2022
Lebanon (%) 29.56 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 6.20 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2022
Luxembourg (%) 4.64 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 3.40 May 2022 monthly Sep 1996 - May 2022
North Macedonia (%) 14.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 3.90 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Apr 2022
Malta (%) 3.22 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 3.09 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2022
Moldova (%) 3.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 8.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 16.80 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 12.10 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (%) 3.98 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.10 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
New Zealand (%) 3.20 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 2.90 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1989 - Mar 2022
Oman (%) 2.10 May 2022 monthly Mar 2018 - May 2022
Pakistan (%) 6.30 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 25.40 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 11.30 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 8.47 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 7.21 May 2022 monthly Mar 2001 - May 2022
Philippines (%) 5.70 Apr 2022 quarterly Jul 1982 - Apr 2022
Poland (%) 5.10 May 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2022
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.40 May 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - May 2022
Russia (%) 4.25 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.01 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Serbia (%) 10.60 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Singapore (%) 2.20 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2020 - Apr 2022
Slovakia (%) 6.35 May 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - May 2022
Slovenia (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 34.50 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Spain (%) 13.65 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 1976 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 4.30 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2012 - Mar 2022
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 7.66 May 2022 monthly Jan 1983 - May 2022
Switzerland (%) 4.56 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - 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) 278,590.000 Jan 2022 monthly Jul 2008 - Jan 2022
Government Overall Balance: Excluding Grants (BDT mn) -41,710.000 Jan 2022 monthly Jul 2008 - Jan 2022
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
Import Price Index (2005-2006=100) 283.380 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Export Price Index (2005-2006=100) 240.500 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Imports: Capital Machinery (BDT mn) 27,550.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2005 - Apr 2022
Imports: Cotton (BDT mn) 31,180.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1999 - Apr 2022
Imports: Textile and Articles Thereof (BDT mn) 46,600.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1999 - Apr 2022
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
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) -68,360.017 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - 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: 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
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
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
IIP: Liabilities (BDT mn) 10,562,657.222 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (BDT mn) -5,892,633.434 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
IIP: Assets (BDT mn) 4,670,023.788 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
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) 186,813.146 May 2022 monthly Jun 1986 - May 2022
M2 Growth (%) 8.9 May 2022 monthly Jun 1987 - May 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1999 - Jun 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 38,338.8 May 2022 monthly Dec 1972 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 4.000 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1999 - Jun 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) 181,072.7 May 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - May 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 15.1 May 2022 monthly Jul 1988 - May 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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