BD youth jobless rate rises by 6.4 percentage points: ILO

MNA Business Desk: The rate of youth unemployment in Bangladesh remained one of ‘the most worsening’ situation among the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

The country’s overall unemployment rate rose by 1.0 percentage point in 2017, according to International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Bangladesh’s youth unemployment rate increased by 6.4 percentage points in 2017 since the year 2010, the Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2018 of the ILO revealed.

“… the countries experiencing the most severe worsening situation of youth unemployment were Bangladesh (+6.4 percentage points), Pakistan (+5.3) and Vietnam (+3.7),” ILO said in its outlook, which was launched on Saturday.

Besides, Bangladesh remained one of the top positions in respect of employed people working long hours per week.


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