Determinants of Unemployment in Bangladesh: A Case Study

Developing Country Studies, Vol.4, No.3, 2014

5 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2014  

Mohammad Shafiur Rahman Chowdhury Sr.

University of Chittagong

Md. Tanjil Hossain Sr.

Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University

Date Written: February 28, 2014

Abstract

A very important issue that plays a crucial role in development of the economies is the underutilization of its human capital i.e. unemployment. This paper investigates macroeconomic determinants of unemployment rate in Bangladesh economy for the period of 2000-2011 using Simple Single Equation Linear Regression Model (SELRM). The variables selected for the study are Unemployment rate, GDP growth rate, Exchange rate and Inflation rate (CPI based). The results of regression analysis showed significant impact of all the variables. Our main finding includes that Inflation rate stimulate unemployment positively and GDP growth rate and Exchange rate has negative impact on unemployment.

Keywords: Unemployment rate, GDP growth rate, Exchange rate, Inflation rate.

JEL Classification: C22

Suggested Citation

Chowdhury, Mohammad Shafiur Rahman and Hossain, Md. Tanjil, Determinants of Unemployment in Bangladesh: A Case Study (February 28, 2014). Developing Country Studies, Vol.4, No.3, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2402908 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2402908

Mohammad Shafiur Rahman Chowdhury Sr. (Contact Author)

University of Chittagong ( email )

Chittagong-4331
Chittagong, 4331
Bangladesh
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Md. Tanjil Hossain Sr.

Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University ( email )

Trishal, Mymensingh-2220
Dhaka
Bangladesh
+8801677391132 (Phone)

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