The total labour force in the country is over 73.40 million while there are 2.63 million people who do not have jobs.
The figure came in the "Labour Force Survey 2022" released by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) on Wednesday.
Out of the total force, men are 47.40 million and women 25.90 million while among the jobless people men are 1.69 million and women are 0.94 million, reports UNB.
The figures came as the BBS organised a discussion meeting at Statistics Bhawan in Agargaon where Planning Minister MA Mannan was present as the chief guest.
According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the unemployed population means those who do not get a chance to work even for an hour in a week.
The data showed the unemployment rate decreased in fiscal year 2021-22 compared to fiscal year 2016-17. Previously the unemployment rate was 4.2 per cent but now it has come down to 3.6 per cent.
Meanwhile, the number of people aged 15 years and above who are outside the work force is 46.90 million. On the other hand, the number of people who are engaged in work is 77.80 million.
The BBS revealed the data based on Housing Census-2022, in which information was collected from 1284 primary record areas across the country.