About 1.8 million young people in Bangladesh lost their job


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About 1.8 million young people in Bangladesh lost their job

About 1.8 million Bangladeshi young people lost their jobs during the outbreak of the coronavirus, says ILO and ADB joint report.

A joint report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) found that young people between the ages of 15 and 24 were most affected by corona.

The report titled ‘Tackling the Cowid-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific’, released on Tuesday night, paints a picture of job losses among young people in 13 countries in Asia and the Pacific.

According to the report, 11 lakh 18 thousand young people have lost their jobs in Bangladesh in a short period of time due to corona and lockdown. In the long run, it has increased to 16 lakh 75 thousand.

India’s young people have lost the most jobs in Asia and the Pacific. 61 lakh 13 thousand youth of the country are in this process. In Pakistan, 22 lakh 58 thousand young people have lost their jobs in Corona.

In Indonesia, the number is 18 lakh 71 thousand, in the Philippines 10 lakh 19 thousand, in Thailand 6 lakh 63 thousand and in Vietnam 5 lakh 46 thousand, in Cambodia 255 thousand, in Nepal 1 lakh 6 thousand and in Sri Lanka 151 thousand young people have lost their jobs or in the process. There are.

Young people have lost their jobs mainly in agriculture, retail trade, hotels and restaurants, inland transport services, construction sector, textile sector and other services. Young people in Bangladesh lost their jobs in these seven sectors: 22.9 percent, 12.1 percent, 2.6 percent, 6.4 percent, 12.7 percent, 13.6 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively.

The ILO and ADB have recommended that the government take urgent steps to control unemployment. These include the provision of large-scale government employment, the formulation of integrated policies to subsidize the recruitment of workers in the private sector, and the education and training of young students.




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