Unemployed population in Bangladesh went
up from 2.1 million in 2006 to 2.7 million in 2009, up over 28 percent,
official data showed Wednesday.
Out of the total unemployed
people, according to a survey report by the Bangladesh Bureau of
Statistics (BBS), the number of jobless female in Bangladesh increased
by over 11 percent to one million in 2009.
The report finds that
the country's labor force increased from 49.5 million in 2006 to 53.7
million in 2009 with a 2.7 percent growth rate a year on average.
unemployment picture of Bangladesh depicts a very low level (5.1
percent), the real situation is reflected in the high underemployment
rate (28.7 percent)," revealed the BBS survey report titled "Monitoring
of Employment Survey-2009".
It said substantial underemployment exists both in rural and urban areas.
to the report, the volume of female labor force (13. 5m) is much
smaller than that of male (40.2m) and the volume of not in the labor
force for female is larger than that of male.
According to the
report, the highest job generating agriculture sector in 2009 saw a
decrease in employment by 2.63 percent compared with that in 2006 while
mining, electricity, gas, water, hotel, and restaurant sectors remained
stable in terms of job creation.
The BBS survey shows that the
number of people employed in the agriculture sector declined from 22.8
million in 2006 to 22.2 million in 2009.
It finds that
employment in manufacturing, construction, finance and business and
real estate sectors witnessed 33 to 50 percent falls.
Against this backdrop, unemployment increased from 4.3 percent in 2006 to 5.1 percent in 2009.
BBS said the survey has been conducted in 700 Primary Sampling Units
(PSUs) out of 1000 PSUs. A sample of 20 households was drawn from each
PSU which yielded 14,000 households for survey throughout the country.
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