Although an increasing number of female students are coming out of universities every year, they continue to have the highest unemployment rate among graduates, according to the Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2022 released at the end of last week.
Masudur Rahman completed his post-graduation in economics from Sirajganj Government College last year.
We need a strategy to deal with youth unemployment and improve women's inclusion into the economy
Specific policy incentives are needed to stimulate the economy and revive the labour market.
Government must address rising unemployment as a matter of priority
Bangladesh’s tremendous economic growth has been unable to create jobs proportionately over the past decade, raising questions about the significance of the growth for a large section of the population.
Now that the dust has temporarily settled from the recent agitation for reform of the quota system in government jobs, it is time to calmly reflect on the next steps needed to establish a system that is fair and equitable and makes best use of the potential in our youth.