• Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021
  • Last Update : 07:54 pm

Country's women unemployment rate comes down to 6.2%

  • Published at 10:27 pm January 20th, 2020
Women shak vegetable green crop land agriculture farmer
Women shak vegetable green crop land agriculture farmer Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO)’s flagship report titled 'World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2020', released on Monday, Bangladesh’s overall unemployment rate came down to 4.2% last year from 4.3% in 2018

The country’s women unemployment rate came down by four percentage points to 6.2% in 2019 from 6.6% in the previous year, reveals a report of the International Labour Organization.

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO)’s flagship report titled “World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2020”, released on Monday, Bangladesh’s overall unemployment rate came down to 4.2% last year from 4.3% in 2018. 

However, the country's male unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.3% in the same period.   

Meanwhile, the ILO forecast that the country’s women unemployment rate will come down to 6% in 2020, while the male unemployment will increase to 3.4% but the overall unemployment will remain unchanged at 4.2% in 2020.

According to the report, women unemployment rate is still higher than that of their male counterpart.

As per the report, women participation in labour was 36.3% in 2019, while male participation was 81.4% in the same year.  

Women participation is still high in the agriculture at 57%, which is 25% in services sector and 18% in industry. 

As per the report, women participation in service sector is increasing while it is declining in agriculture.  

“There are pronounced gender disparities in the employment-to-population ratio (EPR), which show that women are disproportionately confronted with barriers to accessing work," said the report.

The gender gap remained significant, despite having declined over the past few decades globally and across all income groups, it added. 

The gender gap is wide among lower-middle income groups in population-rich countries in South Asia such as Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

These stark gender disparities in excess to employment reflect gender roles that emphasize women as the main caregivers and men as the main breadwinners, in addition to cultural resistance against women’s employment and gender equality.   

“Insufficient creation of decent work, combined with high population and a lack of inclusiveness make it very difficult to improve working conditions and reduce poverty in low-income countries in South Asia including Bangladesh, India and Pakistan,” said ILO Bangladesh Country Director Tuomo Poutiainen.

“There is a real need to invest in people’s capabilities like life-long learning, gender equality, and social security," said Tuomo. 

A sustainable and inclusive path of development can only be achieved if labour market inequalities and gender gaps in access to decent work are tackled, he added. 

According to the report, the global unemployment was 5.4% in 2019, where  female unemployment rate was 5.6% followed by male 5.3%. 

In South Asian country, overall unemployment rate was 5.4% in the last year and women unemployment was 5.8% and male 5.2%. 

115
Facebook 106
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail