Labour Force Survey 2022: Agriculture still main job generator

It seems the Bangladesh economy is stuck in a time warp, going by the latest edition of the Labour Force Survey unveiled yesterday.

Scrap vessel imports fall to four-year low

Scrap vessel imports by Bangladesh hit a four-year low in 2022 as banks in the country have become reluctant to open letters of credit amid the ongoing US dollar shortage, according to industry people.

Graduate unemployment: Who's to blame?

The populist remedies for youth and educated unemployment will not work without a coherent and coordinated plan from the government.

Without good teachers, any education reform agenda is futile

The solution to this problem lies in generating more opportunities for the employment of our graduates – at home and abroad.

Fall in revenues at world's largest gambling hub forces businesses to shut down in China's Macau

Plunging casino revenues in Macau, the world's largest gambling hub, are taking a heavy toll on the wider economy, forcing hundreds of businesses to close down and pushing unemployment to its highest level since 2009.

1.38cr people underemployed

For nearly two years, Raushan Mahmud has been working as a cashier at a firm that produces garment accessories in Gazipur.

Unemployment: Dhaka 6th in Asia

Dhaka ranked sixth among 25 Asian capital cities in official unemployment ratings, whereas Nepal’s capital Kathmandu has the highest rate and Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, recorded as the lowest in this regard, a study reveals recently.

Youths need to be properly equipped

Bangladesh's large youth population has to be equipped with right set of skills to make them employable in the fast-changing job

Anti-people budget: Rizvi

BNP senior joint secretary general Rizvi Ahmed rejects the proposed national budget for the next fiscal terming it as anti-people.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Frustrated, post-graduate returns all his certificates

A physically challenged man with sound higher education in Lalmonirhat returned all his academic certificates to the government yesterday.

December 29, 2015
December 29, 2015

Raushan humiliates journalists

Leader of the Opposition in parliament Raushan Ershad humiliates journalists saying most of them chose the profession due to lack of employment.

September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

Reduction of Unemployment

Unemployment in Bangladesh has been a serious problem particularly for the educated youth. More and more students are pursuing IT and business related subjects.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

From 'good-enough' jobs to 'decent' jobs

Though there are many views on 'inclusive growth', the key consensus is that inclusive growth is a growth process which reduces poverty, inequality and social exclusion and promotes 'decent' jobs and economic and social cohesion.

May 9, 2015
May 9, 2015

Is it a sustained driver of economic growth and employment creation?

There is need for a well-designed and effective industrial policy wherein monetary (interest rate subsidies) and fiscal incentives (reduced taxes or tax holidays) should be transparent and time-bound.

March 9, 2015
March 9, 2015

Fortune of the few, forget the rest

AS the country battles with layers of snow in the biting cold, its economy brings some positive news.