The scenario of graduate unemployment in Bangladesh is devastating and it has become one of the vital concerns. Based on the BBS (Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics), unemployment rate in Bangladesh is 5%, which is equivalent to the US, but unemployment rate among the graduates is about 47%. According to the CPD (Central for Policy Dialogue), about 5 out of every 10 graduates remain unemployed in Bangladesh (whereas 3 out of every 5 graduates remain unemployed in India and Pakistan)
About 3.5 million graduates are unemployed of which 63% are male and 37% are female. Bangladesh ranked in the 2nd position regarding the highest graduate unemployment rate in the South Asian countries.